The other day, my neighbor's husband gave me two jars of his bees' honey. An electrician-by-day and a beekeeper-by-night, my neighbor's husband maintains a beehive. It's located on land behind my house. The jars were a thank you for allowing him to park on my land and to walk through my garden in order to more easily tend to his bees. Beekeeping is physically demanding and requires lifting items that may weigh over 20 kilograms.
Further steps I have taken to ensure healthy bees:
- Keep certain parts of my garden un-mowed to provide wild flowers for the bees;
- Never spray insecticide;
- Plant lavender and other flowering trees, bushes, and plants.