On Thursday I was outside my daughters' school here in Napier when I saw this massive swarm of bees approaching.
Children flee mass bee swarm.
I wasn't too worried. Bees used to scare me, but now that I know more about them and realize their importance in our ecosystem, I kinda like them. Another thing I like about them is their honey!
Not far from here in Havelock North we have a honey bee information center at Arataki Honey. The kids love going for the free honey tastings and the bee dress up costumes and bee displays. I love to browse the honey and bee related shopping. Last time we went I was pleasantly surprised to see some hand-felted bee art by my friend and fellow New Zealand Handmader Marie.
Click on over to her blog, she's running a giveaway right now.
My neighbors have a honey bee hive in their backyard, and this time of year (Spring down under) my garden is constantly buzzing. Our grapefruit tree is flowering right now, and the bees especially love those blossoms.
What do you think of bees? Do you have any bee crafts?