(Okay, it's a corny title...work with me!)
Sunday evening, under the cover of darkness, this was delivered...
Yay, the bees are here!
And yesterday, with our beekeeping mentor unavailable and beekeeping neighbors on vacation (drat!), I donned my beekeepers suit and dared to step outside alone (resembling the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, too, I might add) because sugar-water was needed in the hive-top feeder.
There was a lot of activity outside the hive, and the smoker wouldn't smoke well (tips on that problem most welcome) but I did it! The feeder is in and I'll check on their progress tomorrow.
Here's a little peek at what we're enjoying today...
And so the newest adventure on the farm begins!