We are sisters who love honey bees and want to share our adventure.
My name is Abigail. I got into beekeeping when my mentors placed two beehives on our property. They allowed my siblings and I to inspect the hives with them. My mentor told us about the Iowa Honey Producers Association’s Youth Scholarship Program. I applied for the 2018 scholarship and received it. I’m starting this blog to keep a record of my first year as a beekeeper. Besides beekeeping, I love to bake and cook. I especially like to cook soups and bake cakes and pies. I play the piano, flute, and a little bit of both the guitar and violin. I play the piano for congregational singing at my church and am working on being able to play flute for congregational singing as well. I am the secretary and treasurer of my 4-H group.
Hello, I am Bethany. I enjoy reading, writing, baking, drawing, and biking. I play soccer and softball. I take care of our family chickens. One of my recent hobbies is beekeeping. Beekeeper friends of ours put hives on our property in spring of 2016 because they cannot have bees in their yard. Our beekeeper friends have been kind enough to let my sibling and me help inspect their hives. In November 2017 my sister, Abigail, won the 2018 Iowa Honey Producers Youth Scholarship. With the bees and hive starter kit Abigail received, our family was able to purchase a second hive set up at a reduced price. Mom bought this reduced starter kit so I could start my beekeeping adventure, too. On this blog I want to learn and help other learn about bees and beekeeping. Hopefully I will be helpful and influence other people to get bees and start their own beekeeping adventure.
Abigail & Bethany