Pardon the pun there, but we're pretty excited around here!
Well, by we... I mean mostly Sam, Sophie and I. Yesterday a rather large delivery from Betterbee arrived at our doorstep! A good bit of everything I need to get two hives setup for the BEES arriving sometime in the next few weeks. Oh. My. It's all really happening! As we unpacked the boxes the little kids wanted to know what each tool was used for and what everything was.
Funny thing about bee suits, everyone wants to try it on, even the biggest kid of them all.
I've been attending bee school for the last few weeks offered by the local Bee Association. I've met a great group of people and plan to attend the monthly meetings and workshops they offer when Bee School is finished.
I have two hives to build and paint in the next few weeks, and then it's waiting for the bees to arrive! Which is both exciting and completely nerve wracking. Sam has offered to be my assistant for the summer, the gear above is actually his. He's always been very calm and kindhearted with any sort of insect, even stinging ones, so I'm glad to have him out there with me when we coax two boxes of 10,000 bees into their new homes. (yes, that's 20,000 total!)
You know I'll have pictures to share with you for sure!
Happy first day of spring everyone!