Thursday, June 7, 2012

The William Morris Project - Buzz, Buzz

Our new beehive.


If you look closely, you can see one of those little buzzers flying back into the hive. 



Let me preemptively answer your burning questions:

  • No, we have never had bees before.
  • No, we don't know what we're doing.
  • Yes, the yellow thing in the front is a feeder.  It's just to get them started. 
  • No, we didn't catch a swarm, we took bees from a friend's hive & are hopeful that they are making a queen. 
  • Yes, it's a hobby.
  • No, we won't be selling the honey. 
  • Yes, we are excited to harvest the honey (probably in late winter). 
  • Yes, the neighbors are cool with it, and in fact were excited when we set it up last weekend.  
  • Yes, this has been the longest week ever and that feeling is reflected in my lack of enthusiasm for this week's "project".  

5 comments:

Melissa said...

What a cool experiment! I hope it goes well for you!

Alana in Canada said...

Wow. Good luck!

jenniferdouglas said...

I don't want to admit how jealous I am, and thus have fully admitted that I am so jealous. Good luck with your bees!

Jen said...

Bees.... the #2 thing on my scared-of list. #1 is wasps :)

But I LOVE honey... good luck!!

:)

May said...

Soon as I saw the thumbnail my heart started racing! I am coveting a hive in our backyard. I have been talking it up for a year now and my husband still looks at me like I am insane. So, I won't be harvesting my honey with you this winter.....maybe next year! Good luck!