What's the challenge?
To keep bees.
What are you afraid of?
How was the experience?
In an effort to overcome my huge fear of bees, I called the New York City Beekeepers Association and asked them to teach me about beekeeping and allow me to watch from up close how they do their job. They invited me to join them this morning at 6am to one of their rooftop beehives. I couldn't sleep just thinking about being around bees and staying calm so they don't sense my fear. So I "woke up" at 5:15am and went to the rooftop where I met with Andrew, Molly and Sasha over sunrise. They were telling me all about bees, including the fact that they are vegetarian so they are not looking to harm anyone; they're just looking to do their job (delicious honey). That definitely helped as I was able to stay relaxed when they all came out, plus I was wearing my special suit. Before leaving, Andrew thought it would be really funny to throw a "bee rain" all over me which scare the sh*t out of me. This was an amazing experience and I hope I can finally stay calmed when bees fly around me (no more public embarrassment as far as bees goes for now). Thank you guys!!!
To learn more about beekeeping in NYC, visit www.bees.nyc