Last week, I woke up at the crack of dawn to meet up with some folks at Columbus Circle. What were we all doing here? We waited for a good hour and a half.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
We've had a flurry of activity these last few weeks. We ordered 3 packages of bees. The arrival of the first package of bees was picked up two weeks ago! Look at these beauties!
Friday, April 19, 2013
April started off extremely busy, because it's official the start of beekeeping season up here in the Northeast! Our bees were slated to come mid-April so there was lots for us to do. Including ordering and painting our new hive! This new addition brings our hive total to 3! The new hive will be located right next to our other one. And since Bees need help navigating to their hive home, we decided to paint the hive a different color than the other one. Unlike last year, we decided not to build our Langstroth hives, it just took too long to do so, and frankly for $20 more, we can buy a full hive kit pre-assembled. $20 extra to me was a no-brainer. We ordered a beehive kit containing all medium boxes. Here are the boxes getting painted.
And next to the other beehive!