I desperately needed a hobby to keep myself sane when the pandemic started in early 2020.
For too long I relied on watching TV and browsing the internet mindlessly whenever I wasn’t busy at work doing my job.
When the chaos started, I was fretting constantly and couldn’t put my mind at ease no matter what I tried. That’s when I went to the store to get a painting kit, but I couldn’t get the hang of it. All of my paintings looked terrible and I wasn’t improving even after I watched half a dozen tutorial videos on YouTube. I was at my wit’s end trying to find something to keep my mind busy when I’m away from work, and I looked at various DIY forums on the internet before I finally settled on beekeeping. This may seem like a huge leap from painting, but I have always been a honey fanatic and have thought about the process of owning bees ever since I was a child. The process fascinated me, especially watching beekeepers on TV with their suits and smoker devices. After reading a load of information off a particular beekeeping forum, I decided to call a residential beekeeping service. They help people get into the practice of tending to honey bees and harvesting their honey from the hives that they build. The beekeeping residential service also showed me where I can find the equipment needed to get started. There are retailers who sell the hive boxes, the suits, and the smokers as well. I’m excited to be enjoying a hobby that I’m finally getting good at with constant trial and error.