Little Wife On the Prairie





When you are everything to everyone, well, you had better act like you have it all together.



Sunday, May 5, 2013

If.you.thought.I.was.crazy.before...

I.have.entered.into.another.full-on.obsession!...Bees!...

I.never.knew.how.much.I.wanted.them.in.my.life.

My.friend.Paige.and.her.husband.George.were.
kind.enough.to.become.my.bee.mentors...They.have.
been.keeping.for.3.years...It.may.not.sound.like.a.ton.of.time.
but. 
there.isquite.a.learning.curve...So.3.years.is.like.an.eternity.

I.was.blessed.to.get.to.attend.a.class.that.they.taught.all.about
keeping.bees...There.were.a.few.of.us.crazies.who.were.more
than.ready.to.get.to.the.hives.and.dive.right.in.

It.was.incredible!..So.of.course,I.will.share.in.pictures...

George.is.teaching.all.about.the.hives.

Not.the.most.flattering.attire.but.it.is.certainly.the.most.needed!

Light.it.up.Paige!

Smoke.makes.those.bees.all.chill...Like.tiny.little.hippies.

These.girls.were.not.worried.about.us.at.all.

My.first.look.into.the.hive!..Did.I.mentioned.how.amazing.this.is?

The.smoke.makes.the.bees.high-tail.it.down.into.the.frames.

Here.is.one.of.the.outer.frames.that.doesn't.have.much.comb.pulled.

Yes,gloves.come.in.handy...

Can.you.see.the.little.bee.butts?..They.are.diving.for.nectar.

Beautiful.and.perfect.brood comb!..Notice.the.U.shape?..Capped.brood,surrounded.by.honey...Nice!
       

Before.I.went.to.the.class,I.tried.to.explain.my.excitement.to.Matt.
I.just.couldn't.believe.I.was.getting.to.do.something.so.cool!..It.was.
a.bucket-list.thing.for.me.

But.....my.bucket-list.thing.is.becoming.a.permanent.thing...Paige.
and.George.are.selling.me.a.Nuc!..My.very.own.colony.taken.out
of.theirs...It.makes.us.family.now.

Next.week.I.will.have.my.very.own.bees.to.tend.to...You,can.bet.I.
will.be.sharing.more.pics.soon!    

  

6 comments:

Jennifer said...

My family is embarking on this same adventure. We are also very excited and look forward to our bees arriving next week! Bees are God's amazing creatures aren't they? I found you on the the Barn Hop blog. Best wishes to you.

Heather said...

Bees are something that I want to try, but not just yet. We may or may not be moving in the next year, and with 8 hens to move with us, I'm not sure my husband will jump on my "bees bandwagon" yet. But soon - I hope!

Vickie said...

We are planning to have bees also and are going to a class on beekeeping in June! The Barn Hop sent me over.

jeana said...

Dan told me about this! He does not like bees, but I sure would enjoy them!

Kailyn Shippee said...

We've been contemplating adding bees too, it's definitely on our long term goals list. You can see what I'm up to at: http://kshippee.blogspot.com/

Abbi said...

Enjoy your bees! Beekeeping is a very neat hobby. I am in my 3rd year of doing it and though I have gotten several stings - I love it! I had fun just watching my bees fly back and forth gathering pollen today.