Tuesday, February 22, 2011

On Order!


Our package of honeybees is on order now! So in less than two months, approximately 10,000 of the above little critters will be arriving. :) I am so looking forward to that and also to installing them into the hive! There is a bit more left to do in preparation before they come such as painting a few pieces of the hive, getting a hive feeder, and building the hive stand. Once those things are finished, all we have to do is wait for the delivery date!

20 comments:

  1. Oh how exciting! My great grandfather if I remember correctly was a bee-keeper! :o) I wish I could have visited him and learned all about it! Enjoy! I can't wait to hear more about them when they arrive! :o)

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  2. Good Morning Sarah,
    Our eldest daughter, Lisa and her husband Jeff, live in No. Carolina and they also harvest bees. They LOVE it! And oh how delicious is that honey!!
    My son-in-law doesn't wear any protective gear at all and has never been bitten!! We think it's because of his quiet, gentle nature. The bees must sense it.

    Thank you so much for sharing about Ashley and Ryan. It was so good to hear about them again!

    Have a lovely, blessed day!!

    Miss Lila

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  3. How exciting, dear friend! I look forward to seeing photographs and updates on the bees and hive!

    Many Blessings,
    Jenna

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  4. I would love to have some bees! Years ago, we had a neighbor who raised bees, and we were supplied with the best honey and the most amazing beeswax candles that burned so brightly. We've thought about it often, but just haven't done it yet. :-)

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  5. What excitement! Did you know that you have to tell your bees any news? Apparently they like to know.

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  6. Wow! You are getting your honeybees! We are excited for you. I LOVE honey! It is very healthy;). We look forward to hearing more about your hives. Do you think it will snow again? Hope you all have a wonderful week. :)

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  7. How exciting, Sarah! I LOVE your bee photo, also. Can't wait to hear how things go with them. :)

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  8. How exciting! (I see that's what everyone else thinks too. :) I can hardly wait to see how that goes! As I've mentioned before, I hope to have a hive of bees someday as well. So I am really excited for you.

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  9. So excited for you!

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  10. Thank you for your enthusiastic comment, Nabila! It brought a smile to my face to read. :) How neat that your great-grandfather was a bee-keeper! Wouldn’t it have been fun to be able to learn from him how to do beekeeping?! We’ll be learning ‘on our own’ (with the aid of many books and online videos) so it will be interesting to see how it all goes!

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  11. How nice that your daughter, Lisa, and her husband keep bees, Miss Lila! And that you are blessed with some of the honey. :) We have had honey from a somewhat local apiary before and oh! was it ever good. I don’t think I would ever be brave enough to work the bees without any protective gear! :) I am really curious to see what it’s like working the bees, how they respond to me, etc.

    I am glad that you enjoyed the little update on Ryan and Ashley! :)

    May you have a lovely day as well!

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  12. Thank you for your sweet comment, Jenna! It is going to be fun to share photographs and updates on the bees . . . and that should begin sometime in April!

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  13. I hope that you are able to get bees sometime, Anne! What a blessing that must have been to have a supply of honey and beeswax candles from your neighbor’s hives. After years of wanting to start a hive, I am thrilled to be able to do so this year! And I am quite looking forward to seeing how it all goes. :)

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  14. It is indeed, Elizabeth! I can hardly wait until they arrive. :) Thank you for your comment!

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  15. Yes, indeed, Angie, I am! And thank you for sharing in my excitement with me! I can hardly wait until they arrive. :) Yes, it likely will snow at least once more before winter is ‘officially’ over . . . last year we had a a several inch snow on the first day of spring! I hope we don’t have a repeat of that. :)

    May you have a wonderful week as well!

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  16. Thank you for your comment, Joy! And I’m glad you enjoyed seeing the photo of the bee. :) That little guy was fun to photograph! It is going to be exciting once the bees arrive, and then sharing here about how it goes!

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  17. It is exciting, Becky! And like you, I can hardly wait to see how it goes. I hope that you’ll be able to have a hive of bees someday . . . it seems like something that would be right up your alley! :)

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  18. Thank you for your comment, Anonymous!

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  19. HOORAY!!!!!! How exciting!!!! I am surprised that 10,000 bees will fit into a single hive. I think you are wise to order one hive, gain experience in beekeeping that way, then use that experience to add to your hives. Do you think you will eventually sell your honey at local fairs or stores? Wouldn't that be exciting? Will you be joining any beekeeping associations?

    I can't wait to hear more about your beekeeping activities. I hope you and your family are doing well, staying warm, and joyfully looking forward to spring.

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  20. Your comment brought a big smile to my face, Miss Linda! Thank you for sharing in my excitement!

    It’s hard to believe, but that 10,000 bees is going to multiply to around 60,000 to 80,000 by summertime! That's a lot of honeybees. :)

    I would love to someday sell honey! In order to do that, though, we would need more than one hive, and if all goes well with this one, we are hoping to add more in the future. I likely will be joining some beekeeping associations, but so far, I haven’t given a great deal of thought to that.

    This is going to be an exciting journey, and I am looking forward to sharing about it here as things progress! Thank you again for your comment!

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