Already dreaming about spring beekeeping.
It's true: in the past week I've stopped believing that my bees will all die. HOPE.
Floyd sent me a song:
|Click here to hear the song!|
December 8, 2014. Jan sent me a photo of this beautiful "Eco Bee Box":
December 10, 2014. Ken sent me a bee tattoo:
And I went on a little online spree, and found this beautiful tattoo:
I bought more bees. I decided that even if my 2014 bees did make it through the winter, I'd like to have two hives in 2015, so I ordered a nuc box to be picked up in Billerica, Massachusetts.
I ordered from Merrimack Valley Apiaries, at http://www.mvabeepunchers.com/nucs.html
December 23, 2014. Abby got a bee hat for Christmas from her friend Sierra:
My cousin Marcia sent me this gorgeous bee photo:
December 27, 2014. The bees were still alive:
Yesterday it was very warm, so we went out and checked the hive...and there were a few bees buzzing about, testing their wings. This is monumental news: it means the queen is still there, doing her business, and the bees may well make it through the winter. Yay!