There's a long list of things - I - want - to - do - once - I'm - fully - settled, and one of the first things on that list is tend bees.  I've always been fascinated by the process, enchanted by the notion that, if you were quite calm enough, you wouldn't really even need to wear protective gear, they wouldn't feel the urge to sting you.

So, when Beth mentioned that she was going to the hives after work to harvest honey, I quickly asked if I could invite myself along.  I was determined to not wear any protective clothing, and although I mostly stayed out of the line of fire, I can still say I've never been stung by a bee.  

These two are beginners, but the honey was the best I've ever tasted.