These past few weeks have been busy. I got 5 more nucs last week, totaling 8 nucs now: 4 at our property, 2 at a farmhouse down the way, and 2 more next to some clover fields around the corner. I am filled with appreciation on how welcoming my family and the neighbors have been about this venture.
After an afternoon in a beeyard, trimming, tidying, and arranging bee equipment I was bagged and thought little of leaving my beekeeping apparel in a pile at the front door. Come morning I pick up my jacket from this pile and who lazily flies out but a stow-away honeybee! She lazily flew up the staircase to land on a window curtain high up on the wall, out of my reach. I laughed while wondering where she had hidden herself when I was wearing the coat.
Later on in the week with my Dad’s assistance we set-up another electric fence around 2 hives in a different bee yard. This location was previously a bee yard to another beekeeper but hadn’t been used in years. There were old, broken hive boxes, disheveled frame parts, some with comb still attached. As I walked around, saw and tidied up odds and ends of wooden-ware from years past and prepared the site for growth I felt like I was in the right place at the right time again.
More updates to follow as my bees settle in….