Sunday, September 25, 2016
Tell the Bees. Such Sad News
There is a saying in the beekeeping world that when a beekeeper dies you need to tell the bees that he or she has passed away.
We're telling the bees today that a very young man, 17 years of age, Jordan Hiemstra passed away on 23 Sept 2016.
We're all stunned and shocked at this sudden loss.
I met Jordan a couple times while visiting Clovermead Adventure Farm.
Jordan's family run the farm and Jordan started working there at a young age.
He showed me how to do old fashioned hand dipped candles in their set up for people to try.
The next time I met him we were both having bees poured on us to create a bee beard for the Bee Olympics at Clovermead.
It was the first time for both of us to wear a beard and we were nervous.
After the bees were on, we danced down the straw bale runway wearing our beards. It was good fun.
Jordan won a beautiful bee award that day.
I'm so glad I have this lovely memory of him to share.
Please keep his mom and dad and family in your prayers.