I knew someone (with a lot of time on their hands) would not be able to resist commenting like this.
After three years of being pregnant and popping out two kids all while working full time nights, THIS- attempting my first HIVE is going to be MY thing. Something for me.
In 2014 while pregnant with my first child, I took a beekeeping class with my husband. I also took a test and have my certificate.
When I saw this wasp…the other day…it definitely did cross my mind that this was not my queen however I decided to use this forum as a quick resource because I knew there would be some people kind enough to give some quick educational responses (unlike yours).
I practice anesthesia for a living. I’m a smart cookie. Very fast learner. If I can handle anesthetizing people for a living, I might be able to handle beekeeping. Just a thought.
I will NOT be able to spend hour upon hours obsessing over my bees like some people do, but I think I may be able to have sufficient time to at least learn and enjoy.
Because I work nights, I sometimes have downtime where I can research etc in between Csection and epidurals.
I also really enjoy teaching my 2.5 yr old about the bees and the fact that she can already identify the “bee house” from a distance, the bees, etc. she knows the bees make honey.
You may not agree or think it is the wisest choice that I don’t have all the time in the world, but at least post constructive commentary.