Honey Baby.

There’s this magical daily deal site called Living Social and it basically convinces you that each of their deals are just too cheap to pass up. You ultimately end up doing things you never thought you would- conducting the San Francisco Symphony (one night only), Lion Taming, becoming a certified Zombie Hunter, you get it, crazy things! Well, in my and Nick’s case we decided to give bee keeping a shot. It couldn’t be that much work- find a couple of bees, stick them in a box and collect your honey. Well, bee keeping requires a little more work and a few thousand more bees, oh, and space for your hive. City dwellers generally aren’t rolling around in extra square footage, let alone backyards, so a hive is out. However, we had a great time pretending to be beekeepers and it was simply delicious!

bee keeping(Step one: Suit up!)

bee keeping(Those bees are not getting through that net!)

bee keeping(Step two: Smoke ’em out)

bee keeping(The bees will begin to leave the hive as the smoke enters. Look at this perfect honeycomb, it’s pretty cool!)

bee keeping(As you pull the sleeve out of the hive, they will still be working away. Honey bees live about 30 days and work that entire time to provide us with delicious honey!)

bee keeping(Just for fun, a few bloopers!)

Did you know, honey is the only food in the world that NEVER spoils? They found honey in some of the tombs with the Egyptian Pharaohs. Also, another fun fact to note is if you have allergies, you should have a spoonful of LOCAL honey, it is made from the same pollen that gives you allergies and ultimately helps strengthen your immunities. I’ll take any reason to eat a little more honey!

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