We all know about the decline in the bee population. And I have been fascinated by bees for a long time. And I noticed that while many of my veggies had a lot of blossoms, there wasn’t much fruit unless I hand-pollinated.
Last summer, I came across the Backwards Beekeepers group in Los Angeles and began attending their meetings. After a few months of attending, visiting apiaries and reading “Idiot’s Guide to Beekeeping,” I finally got my bees in October 2010! On a recent check, we located the queen!