Here I sit, a few short hours from 2024. The unofficial neighborhood fireworks have begun to welcome another year of possibilities and hope. The bees are nestled all snug in their beds as visions of flowers dance in their heads. 2023 has been a wild ride. I completed my Master Beekeeper Certification through the University of Montana, and the bees and I hosted several educational workshops for bee-curious community members of all ages who visited the apiaries to learn about the bees' amazing worlds and to taste honey fresh off the bug.
I am ever grateful for all the support I have received from friends new and old, from local businesses, and community members who have encouraged this little bee operation and given me the energy to keep on plugging. I could not possibly do it alone. I look forward to seeing what the future holds, and I have no doubt that the best is yet to come.
For now, he's a look at some highlights from the past year and those who helped to make it so special.
Happy New Year, friends!