Saturday, April 9, 2016

THE BEES ARE COMING


RAIN OR SHINE,
Today is bee arrival day! 

As this posts, I'll be in the car heading to a place just outside of Houston to pick them up.  2nd Man is not going, he is a bit apprehensive about riding in the car with 10,000 bees.  I can certainly understand.  He leaves the 'bee stuff' to me.


There is rain in the forecast and rain on the radar (red dot is downtown Houston) so it will be a wet day, hopefully though just hit and miss, with more miss than hit.

We ordered our replacement hive last December.  CLICK HERE for the post when we ordered them and what kind, etc.


Above is where they will be.  "Ariadne" hive (we name the queens after Greek/Roman mythology) is on the left.  The new one will be placed next to it as a replacement to the one that we lost last year.  

If when we keep two hives alive and healthy through a season, then this time next year we will be picking up two more packages of bees and adding two more hives on our property.

After the bees are installed in their new home, I'll be working on the garden area and the front flower beds the rest of the day, again, depending on weather, and then I'll have to go back out on Sunday to check on the bees and work some more on the garden (more weather).  I'll take pictures!

Hope your weekend is off to a great start!



22 comments:

Texas Rose said...

Have a BEEautiful day!

SAM said...

Have a honey of a day. Enjoy the bee-u-tiful weather. Couldn't resist!

~mel said...

Best of luck with the new hive :) ... may they thrive and make beautiful honey for you and yours.

Tomato Thymes said...

Thought of you. I just finished watching a show on bees on the Ohio Channel . I was amazed that the hive needs at least 60 pounds of honey in the hive in the winter up North and 40 pounds left to over winter in the Southern states. That is a lot of honey.

Colleen said...

Sounds like you are going to be one busy bee yourself.
With flowers in bloom, the bees should be very happy.
I'm with 2nd man. No way would I ride along with that many bees in the car.
Have an enjoyable day and do beeeeeeeeee careful with them bees

Elephant's Child said...

Good luck. A busy, but exciting weekend ahead.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Wishing you the best of luck with your bees, in the last year I have just realized their importance in the eco system and pollinating our landscapes.
I look forward to following along on your adventure.
~Jo

Anne in the kitchen said...

So happy another hive has begun. I am still advocating a neighborhood hive, but the neighbors aren't keen on the idea.

Alison said...

I am a buzz with excitement! I look forward to hearing all the news about the new hive.

Sandy said...

1st Man,

Were all happy for you on receiving your next hive and bee's. Life is good!!!

anne marie in philly said...

I am with 2nd man on this. hope the bees have a happy life on your farm!

1st Man said...

Thanks!

1st Man said...

LOL! I love it!!!! Thank you!!!!

1st Man said...

Aww, that's very sweet (no pun intended, ha) of you!

1st Man said...

It is isn't it? I'll have to look for hat. Yep, down here, we are so mild that about 20lbs will work but that is still a LOT of honey. A fully loaded "super" can weight 80 lbs.

1st Man said...

Thanks!! Yep, he likes to err on the side of caution, ha.

1st Man said...

Busy as a....well, you know! :-)

1st Man said...

They are SO important. And you're right, so people don't realize how important they are to everything. It's all connected.

1st Man said...

That would be a great idea. Keep working on it!! :-)

1st Man said...

You'll hear it all!!!

1st Man said...

thank you! Life is indeed good. Hopefully the bees will think life is good for them too, ha.

1st Man said...

I understand!!! :-)