Hiya! My name is Emily. I grew up in a tiny town and moved to a small city for school. I ended up staying in the suburbs after school. So here I am, going back-and-forth about wanting to move to the country. I recognize the allure of country living and land ownership as well as the comfort and convenience of living in the suburbs. I finished school a few years ago now, and my husband and I have a nice little Cape Cod with a few city lots, a Labrador-mix doggo, and two kitties. No chickens, no goats and obviously no cow. Some days I think about all the animals I would have, if I had property where zoning laws didn’t prohibit me from owning much more than a dog and a couple of cats.
I was thinking of getting chickens: just a few for eggs. Our neighboring cities can have four chickens, so I thought I would double check with the town clerk. Unfortunately, our zoning laws said no to most animal ownership, declaring you need three acres to have chickens – HOWEVER it said nothing about bees!
And so this is the start of my suburban beekeeping journey. I plan to blog my experiences and what I am learning as a novice, hobby beekeeper. Hope you will follow along and give me advice or just see what I am learning.