Saturday, April 18, 2015

BEE DAY

I SURVIVED!  
NO STINGS!  
(KNOCK ON WOOD)

I'll have to post pics of the process but it's late and I wanted to hold to my promise of an update...

Bee package
Here is a peak into the eye of the storm!  
How would like to stick your hand in there?  

I DID!

I took plenty of photos.  Sunday afternoon is the first 24 hour check and removal of the package from inside the hive so there will be a whole series of pics I'll have to put together.  All went extremely well and our lovely ladies are, hopefully, having a 'bonding experience' tonight.  

I can truly say it was a magical experience, and I loved every moment of it!

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19 comments:

Gail said...

Congratulations. Bees will change you. I look forward to your journey into the world of bees. It is magical.

Elephant's Child said...

How exciting. How wonderful. I bet you can't stop going out to look (and listen). Looking forward to the next update.

Janie V said...

Oh my gosh I am so excited for you!!!!

Practical Parsimony said...

How brave you are! This is exciting. I wonder if bees ever become pets?

Jacquelineand.... said...

How exciting! I'd love to keep bees, but they aren't allowed here in town. And Madame Allergist would be shouting "Get out the straitjacket, she's trying to kill herself." Either that or, in a thick Germanic accent, "Off Vith her head, schnell!"

Anonymous said...

This is too cool. Congrats. My Grandfather raised bees and he lived to be 94, he said it was the bees! Ha.

FionaG said...

Wow, you must be sooooooo excited!!! I'm pleased and excited for you.

Delores said...

You are a brave man number one.....very brave indeed. You must be so excited. I hope you can sleep tonight lol.

Marcia said...

WOW!!!

laurie said...

there is something magical about bees, so very very important to our lives! I am not frightened of bees but that mass is a bit un nerving!!!!

Leeanna said...

This is so cool!!

Bonnie said...

I have two new packages coming for two hew hives. I love watching the bees go about their work. Such fascinating creatures. They are work but so much easier than pets and they give back. Your garden will never be the same.

kymber said...

WOOOHOOO! i am very happy that your first experience with the bees was magical and i can't wait to read more about them! you must be super proud and you should be! congratulations!

your friend,
kymber

Peg said...

Congratulations! I've always been fascinated with bees, but am not a fan of honey so I've never been interested in having hives. Their lifecycle is so complex that I just love to watch them work. I've seen hives with plexiglass sides so we can see inside and have seen videos of bees at work. I'm in awe of them. Today as I was checking my Facebook page, I saw a story about a new type of bee hive. It's called a flow hive and the inventors were showcasing it. The preformed cells are hinged at the bottom, can be opened slightly and the honey flows downward toward tubes that come out of the hive and drain the honey directly into containers. With this type of hive you don't have to disassemble it to get the honey, no suit to wear, no smoke, no scraping. You might enjoy looking it up; there's a video which shows how it all works.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

you are braver than i! can't wait to see what happens next!

Midnite Baker said...

Hope all is going well with your 24 hour check.

Galestorm said...

Looking forward to your Bee Adventure. I'm glad that you didn't get stung! That can of bees looks mighty scary to me!

Texas Rose said...

They are finally here - yay!! How exciting!

Sandy said...

1st Man,

Great picture, can't wait to hear and see more!!!