A Beekeeper’s Day

“This is a perfect day to work with the bees,” said Betsy the Beekeeper. “There isn’t a cloud in the sky or any hint of wind.”

Betsy the Beekeeper is very excited. Today she is going to extract honey from the beehives. This is where she gets to see and taste the fruits of her labour.

Betsy put on her beekeeping suit, making sure no skin is exposed. She has worked with a lot of bees in her life and has never been stung. The reason for this is because she has the proper gear and she exercises extreme caution when working with the bees.

“The bees are calm today,” said Betsy, approaching the several bee boxes she has on her property.

Betsy very careful lifted one of the frames out of a bee box. She used a smoker to spray a little smoke on the frame. It was just enough for any bees on the frame to leave. She didn’t want to anger or harm the bees, she just wanted them off the frame she was currently working with.

Betsy could see a thick coat of wax on each side of the frame. She took a knife and cut through the wax. She then saw the golden honey dripping from the frame. The frame was then put into an extractor. Once the extraction process was complete, Betsy was left with lots of pure honey.

“That was a very successful day for a beekeeper,” said Betsy, at the end of the day, sipping on a cup of tea with a teaspoon of honey added to it.


 

Moral of this Story:

  • It is best not to anger or harm bees.
  • Example: Betsy the Beekeeper is always extremely cautious when handling her bees.
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