April – The Men in White Suits

We all know that when the men in white suits come for you – you must be crazy.  But this crazy man was wearing a white suit – and installing three pounds of bees and a queen in each of two hives.  CRAZY, I say.

The fact that the bees arrived on April 1st gives yet another dimension to the craziness/foolishness of this endeavor.  And yet, here they are.

Perched on the hillside – far from the house, facing south/southeast with some trees and shrubs to protect the back of the hives from wind, we think they are in the perfect place.  Now they just need to get busy and pollinate my garden, fruit trees, blueberries, raspberries and the like – and a little honey would be nice too.

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A bit nerve-wracking for a first time beekeeper.
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Opening the package of three pounds of bees.
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Making room in the hive for the queen cage.
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Shaking the bees into the hive.
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Giving them some sugar water to get them started.
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Whew. Glad that’s over.

11 thoughts on “April – The Men in White Suits

  1. Sieht echt gut aus, Männer in weissen Anzügen vom Mars, oder so! Viel Erfolg mit den Bienchen und wenig Stiche in die Haut! Bin gespannt wie die Ernte ausfallen wird!

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