RICHMOND, Va. -- Honey, this was a true 'BEE' Me segment! I worked as an Assistant Beekeeper to Jesse Jay at East Coast Honey & Eco Tours in Church Hill.
This was truly a dream come true. My great grandfather was a beekeeper, so it was neat working in his shoes.
I quickly zipped and secured my bee suit before entering the apiary. Even though I was completely covered, I was still nervous about getting stung.
I walked to the bee hive slowly and the bees did not seem to mind me.
I took the panes out one by one, looking meticulously for the queen.
She has a longer abdomen and once I knew what she looked like, she was easy to spot.
Every bee has a specific job. The jobs are determined by their age.
The saying "busy as a bee" has an all new meaning! These bees are busy! They never stop!
I am excited to go back in July to harvest the honey!