The lessons of the hives.Posted: April 16, 2012
My goodness this was a busy weekend!
My mother came up for the weekend to celebrate her birthday and the weather was beautiful. We were outside nearly the entire time enjoying the sun and being busy little bees…. and getting ready for the bees.
Again, much work was done on the bee hives. They are nearing completion. I’ve been Madame Foreperson on this job and I have to say, building things with wood when you don’t have previous experience, is hard. I have very little experience with power tools and I spent a good deal of the weekend bouncing from elation for figuring out how to do something, to tears when I realized it was wrong, to frustration at my husband for knowing these things and having them come easily to him.
PSA: If you have kids and plan on teaching your boys how to use tools and build things, for the love of Pete, teach your daughters as well! Nothing sucks worse than wanting to know how to do something that should be relatively simple and not knowing how because no one ever taught you. You know my boys know how to cook and clean and make things pretty.. now I’m on a new mission to learn all things handy and builderly to teach them to my daughter!
I have nothing but gratitude for my husband for being patient with me while I made him teach me how to make the hives instead of doing them himself. I’m certain they would be done right now if it wasn’t for my learning curve, but the journey is the most important part… and this has been quite a journey.
I’m certain that when the time comes for me to need more hives that I’ll be able to make them on my own. I didn’t have that certainty a few weeks ago when this started so I know that while this has been a harder than I would have liked, it was all worth it. Mommy temper tantrums excluded.