Monday, June 13, 2011

I’ve been beesy

 

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Last week I picked up our bees, approximately 50,000 in the back of my Jetta wagon.  That would have been a scene had I been in an accident.  They’ve settled in good so far.  On my next day off I will set some time aside to check them out for the second time since their relocation.  I will even attempt to find the queen…wish me luck on that.  Country Boy was a little distraught at the thought of having bees but he too has adjusted well.  God forbid something get in the way of his 100 acre playground.  The same reason he dislikes the cows, the couple acres they reside in just happen to be his “favorite” play area.

7 comments:

pilgrimscottage said...

Love the photo. It made me smile. Looks like you are trying to go by the "book" in learning beekeeping. You'll be an expert in no time and your hubby will enjoy the honey when you harvest. Oh...glad you didn't have an accident with the 50,000 bees in your wagon :-)

GreyWolf said...

Congrats....Once you guys gathering the honey I am sure he will change his mind.

doglady said...

Just goes to prove problems are all in personal perspective but how refreshing to hear about a kid whose problem is enough acreage to play in. I love it.

goatpod2 said...

That's a lot of bees! Good luck with finding the queen.

Amy

warren said...

Take your time finding the queen. I know way too many beekeepers who have never seen their queens. That is not cool. Find her and watch her for awhile. Watch how she moves and how other bees around her move. Once you get used to that, you will find her relatively easily. I rarely have any trouble at all finding my queens now and none of mine are marked...

lynn said...

Congrats on your bees, I got bees for the first time too this year, I have 2 hives going, have not found the queen yet, I'm in Orono. Love your pics and following your blog.

The Family said...

Wow, I love your story...because it is so similar to my own. We just left the urban life for that of the acreage (we only have 5.6 acres, but it's still a huge lifestyle change). I am looking for other great blogs to help me ease into this and yours fits that bill. I would also like to leave my blog's address in hope for some feedback. Thanks!

http://lancastersedge.blogspot.com