Monday, June 29, 2009

In Bee News...

I have a new excitement about my bees today. After much concern, I finally got a telephone call from the local bee expert. He laughed about my worries and told me to come down and open a few hives with him. I did. I got stung. Several times. But I'm sure hooked on bee keeping!


I found out the reason that my bees were swarming on the front of the hive all day was that the frames were chock full of brood cells. That's a good thing. That means the queen is doing her job. I was able to remodel my hive this morning in to a two story bee house, because of their growing family. :)
This afternoon I wanted to take a peek at how they were furnishing their new place. It was sure a surprise to see how many bees were on the frames.


While outside I enjoy watching my busy bees at work. I sit and watch them often, it gives me such satisfaction to see them all over the yard and even the neighbor's flowers. Here they are working on the lavender near the garden.
I love bee keeping.

5 comments:

Rachel said...

That is so cool. Hmm...are you selling honey? LOL

mama-aya said...

Wow! You're so brave, and a wonderful inspiration! Keep up the great work you're doing- and the photos are terrific!

Jennifer said...

Thanks! I'm having a good time playing with our new camera. It's great!

Teresa said...

how fun is that!!!! Field trip at Jennifer's:)

Dawn said...

What a cool thing! Way to go!