I am lucky to have a very experienced mentor. I've found that bee keepers love to share their knowledge. In my case, my friend actually rings me when the weather is suitable and asks if he can come out and check my hive with me.
This time we took another friend - a potential bee keeper. In our flattering no-bee-is-ever-going-to-sting-me attire, we set off for the hive.
It was lovely to watch the honey pouring from the extractor. The smell of the honey filled the house and brought the children running to the kitchen.
I just LOVE honey!!!