Rutherford Visits A Beekeeper - Sneak Peek Pictures

Last week, Rutherford visited a very friendly Beekeeper in Upstate NY to do a photo shoot for his next book, tentatively titled, "Rutherford the Unicorn Sheep Visits A Beekeeper," or possible "Rutherford the Unicorn Sheep Loves Bees," or possibly "Rutherford the Unicorn Is Absolutely Delighted to Have Had the Opportunity to Learn More About Beekeeping While Simultaneously Preventing Wilfred the Walnut Skunk From Eating Them."

Anyway, I thought a few sneak peek photos might interest those of you that avidly follow Rutherford's every move. So, enjoy!

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Rutherford is great at driving the Gator. He likes to feel the wind in his fur.

Rutherford is great at driving the Gator. He likes to feel the wind in his fur.

Rutherford likes to eat lettuce, and he found some very large heads of it at the Sielings'.

Rutherford likes to eat lettuce, and he found some very large heads of it at the Sielings'.

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He could eat this stuff for days, bugs and all.

He could eat this stuff for days, bugs and all.

Ms. Nancy fixes Rutherford up with a new bee suit, complete with hat and white shirt.

Ms. Nancy fixes Rutherford up with a new bee suit, complete with hat and white shirt.

Rutherford visits the honey room, where he gets to taste some delicious honey.

Rutherford visits the honey room, where he gets to taste some delicious honey.

He also gets to try extracting some honey, by spinning the handle on the extractor.

He also gets to try extracting some honey, by spinning the handle on the extractor.

Wilfred tries to unlatch the electric fence, so he can turn it off and get into the bees for a tasty snack. Skunks love to eat bees.

Wilfred tries to unlatch the electric fence, so he can turn it off and get into the bees for a tasty snack. Skunks love to eat bees.

The Beekeeper doesn't let Wilfred eat the bees. He needs them to make honey.

The Beekeeper doesn't let Wilfred eat the bees. He needs them to make honey.

Rutherford and Wilfed have a very close encounter with lots of honey bees! Don't worry, only the photographer got stung in the making of this photo. The bees were very friendly.

Rutherford and Wilfed have a very close encounter with lots of honey bees! Don't worry, only the photographer got stung in the making of this photo. The bees were very friendly.

Rutherford enjoys getting to know his new buddies. They are all excited to read the book that is coming out in September!

Rutherford enjoys getting to know his new buddies. They are all excited to read the book that is coming out in September!