Sunday, April 19, 2015

NAMING OF THE HIVES


Another full day, all is well, though we're back in town now under tornado warning (North of us, thankfully), thunderstorm warnings, and we're having quarter size hail, heavy rain, wind and lighting.  The farm looks like it was spared the bad stuff, thankfully.  

I'll post tomorrow about how it all went but thought we'd mention this, the naming of our hives!  We tossed around several ideas, using the names of stars, planets, royalty, flowers, vegetables and the one that came closest, herbs...but in the end we decided to go back in time.  We are using the names of goddesses, queens and other characters from ancient Greek mythology! 

And so, without further ado, we introduce:

Queen Ariadne


and her next hive neighbor, 

Queen Persephone


The names will be used to identify our hives.  When we make notes, we'll be able to write Ariadne Hive (or Hive A) and Persephone Hive (or Hive P) to keep track of how they are doing.


LONG LIVE THE QUEENS!


22 comments:

  1. I love your names! You are very creative. I would have never thought of that. An they, aren't there hundreds of names of women in Greek mythology? You should be set for a long time, haha. And your white with the red trim is so pretty and farm-y looking (I guess that's now a real word) but you know what i mean.

    Janie

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    1. I'm not sure where my fingers were, "An" should have been AND, and "now" should be NOT. Sigh.

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    2. LOL, I understand. I do that all the time (you should see the posts before I get them up, ha). Thanks for the kind words!! And yes, lots of names for future queens/hives, ha.

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  2. Clever!! And seeing the hives together they look great!! Can't wait to read about the adventure. Byron

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    1. Thank you! Definitely new adventures!!

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  3. Great names for your hives. And I LOVE the look of the hives - just beautiful! Your bees should be very happy in their new home. After all, they are getting the royal treatment!

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    1. Aww, thank you!!! I'm sure they will be spoiled (for now anyway, ha)

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  4. They look brilliant. I hope you are going to paint their names on the hives too. Or perhaps it is now too late...

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    1. I have an idea for that, I just need to get to the craft store, ha. And thank you!

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  5. I didn't expect to see red on the hives. But, it just echoes the barn colors. I love the names!

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    1. You must have missed the post where I painted them. Yep, we wanted to echo the barn colors but since hives (in our heat) need to be light color, I flipped it and went white with red trim. :-)

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  6. Cool! Now I have to go look them up.

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    1. I didn't go literally for meaning, I liked the names that sounded nice to my ear, ha.

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  7. Love your names and they are so creative for bee hives! Whenever you start getting more honey than you can use, I would love to buy two jars. One of each. Plant lots of wildflowers on your property!

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    1. Thank you. And yes, we'll see how many jars we get. Stay tuned! ;-)

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  8. 1st Man,

    Yeah, your queens and their royals have arrived. Love their names :-)
    Looking forward to hearing about your upcoming bee adventures.

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    1. Ha, thanks. It will be fun to share (or is that BEE fun?) Ha.!

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  9. Very classy names. The hives look great. I didn't realize you could have hives so close together, let alone 2 queens. In my ignorance of such thing as I thought it would cause competition. I can't wait to read about all your new buzzy adventures.

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