Bees want all the chums they’ll get

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Melissa Rae Sanger is a workers author for the PETA Basis.

My fascination with bees started in a moderately peculiar approach: by adopting a canine named QB from our native animal shelter. We went from calling him QB to only B, and my youngsters embellished his new nickname by indulging me with all issues bee: bee T-shirts, bee footage, bee keychains — you title it, I’ve it. What began as a candy tribute to our canine turned a newfound inspiration.

I made a decision to turn out to be a yard beekeeper. I learn books, frequented conferences and watched documentaries. I let wildflowers take over my gardens. My father constructed me essentially the most lovely hive. I used to be getting nearer to my objective of welcoming bees — till one occasion altered my notion of “beekeeping” eternally. September could also be Nationwide Honey Month, however as I’d quickly be taught, taking honey from bees is something however candy.