Did y'all know that my hubby is a bee keeper...maybe I've mentioned that before? He's always been interested in bees for as long as I can remember, but 3 years ago finally took the plunge and started keeping his own hive. This year he really branched out and has what are referred to as "bee yards". This is where you keep hives on someone else's property, but you are still responsible for the bees, hives, etc. Basically, you're just using their property to house the bees and normally there is a monetary or honey agreement. People actually advertise on Craigslist looking for bee keepers to place bees on their property...strange isn't it? People realize that there is a shortage of bees and are interested in them and what they do for the environment but realize that they don't have the resources or know how so they offer up space for people like my hubby to place hives. He currently has 6 hives at home and 2 out on someone's property. The gal that wanted hives really likes bees and doesn't want any type of rent, she's just happy to have her flowers pollinated so as a thank you, we gave her a little honey a few weeks ago. Now her neighbor wants hives too so in the spring he'll be expanding again!
Well, with bee's in the family how could I NOT teach a card making class using bees as a theme?? Here are the cards I came up with that the gals made....
Either of them would have looked sooooooo much cuter on my little ball jar card but I have to use only the products that the shop carries. Bummer!
Well that's it for me today, I better run, lots of things to do!! I'll see ya on Friday!!