A.V. Walters/Photos by Rick Edwards–
Bee transport next to new home.
Opening up the “nuc” box.
Checking the frames.
Stragglers, joining the rest in their new home.
We’ve got bee hives on our farm but they’re not ours (they belong to a friend). It’s a fantastic idea. I try not to go near ours because the dogs have been chased a few times. Well done. Let us know how you go (and how delicious the honey is!)
Will do. The Bee Guy (from whom I got the bees) knows our location. He was envious at our bees access to the swamp, says swamp honey is the best.
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There must be a load of sweet plants at the swamp and I guess easy access to water makes a big difference. We also have native wild bees here that a are beautiful (they don’t sting). Their honey is quite rare and delicious! I’ve only come across it once when they built a hive inside a door at the farm and we had to move them to another location.
So I should stow my irrational fear of being mobbed by bees and stung to death? OK. If you can do it, I could at least try. Of course, I’ll do my best never to be put in a circumstance where I must (try, that is).
I’m not sure that your uppity suburban neighbors would be pleased by beekeeping. Honeybees are nothing to fear–some time back, the threat of “africanized” honeybees put American on alert (along with the shark from Jaws, fire ants and fluoridated water.)
That looks a good colony you have got there. Did you pick them up or is there a delivery service? Amelia
I picked them up from a local beekeeper.
Our lavender is blooming and the bees have arrived in swarms. It’s so good to have them back. Given the concern about bee populations, I worry each year until they come. –Curt
Once the house is built, we plan to propagate our existing lavender into a field of it. For now, we’re just sowing a “bee” wildflower mix.
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So cool! And so glad that you are raising bees.
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