Steph, my sister, wanted to see the bees, so I lent her a spare bee veil. She came with me to the apiary and helped me feed one of my colonies which is dangerously low on stores of food. She was a very able assistant (although she did let the smoker go out).
She seemed to get a buzz out of it (sorry), and it gave me a boost to pretend to be an expert to someone who knows even less than I do. I'm rapidly regaining my confidence and enjoyment for working with my bees.