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Tuesday, July 10

a bee-utiful day!

(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!


  1. Good Luck! Bee Haven Acres might be a good scoure to tap into about the smoker.

  2. Good for you thats great ! Good luck . Lovely photos , keep us posted on your progress , yes Bee Haven Acres may bee lol able to give you some tips and tricks of the trade ! Have a wonderful week !

  3. Thanks ladies...I'll definitely check out their blog!


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