It was amazing to actually see where honey comes from! I even got to see a couple of bees hatch!
My name is Sabrina and I’m a 3rd year biology student here at Trent. On September 23 I had the pleasure of meeting the Trent Bees after getting in touch with Whitney Lake who runs the apiary. It was an absolute amazing experience!
Upon arriving at the back parking lot behind the DNA building, we walked back into the fields a ways to get to the hives. Once we were there, we put on protective inspector jackets, Whitney got the smoker working, and then we approached the bees…
The first thing that struck me about the bees was how busy and absolutely consumed in their work they were. On the front side of the hives there were thousands of bees coming in and out and moving around the opening of their homes. Although it was hard to tell exactly what many were doing (for me at least – a person with no bee keeping experience) it was obvious they were hard at work!
Whitney showed us the inside of the hives and removed a honey frame to show us where the bees work, keep their honey, and hatch. It was amazing to actually see where honey comes from! I even got to see a couple of bees hatch! I also had the great honor of eating a spoonful of fresh honey comb straight from the hive and let me say that it was literally one the best things that I have tasted – possibly ever so sweet since now I could see what goes into making it! I would love to learn more about these hard working bees and bee keeping, it is for sure something I would like to be involved in!
My thanks go out to Whitney and the Trent bees for this great experience!
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FoodPsych Podcast: http://foodpsychpod.com/
The Land Connection: http://thelandconnection.org/central-illinois-farm-beginnings
Transition Town Peterborough: http://www.transitiontownpeterborough.ca/