Monday, April 29, 2013

Bee Box Post Script

They said yes!  They were enthusiastic about it.  The bee box, a Top-Bar Hive, has a home under the apple tree.  And the owners of the tree are pleased to be able support the overall welfare of the honeybee population.
Hive is now home under an ancient apple tree.

The morning sun will kiss the front door of the hive, inviting the sweeties out to soar in the morning air.   Shade is provided by the ancient apple tree from midmorning through the rest of the day.  Winter sun, when we have it, can filter through the twigs of the leafless tree.



Oden, guard of the property,
will keep the bees safe

It's been a busy day, and last of the Things I get to do today was deliver the hive to its now location.  It is beautiful in its idlic simplicity.  The swarm-lady has been notified that we are ready for the next swarm.  To be(e) continued. Blessings Be(e)!

8 comments:

  1. Talk about "Bee"-ing the change you want to see in the world :) ok silly puns aside, you are an inspiration! I've heard our bee friends need all the help they can get these days.

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    1. I'm on a mission. Guess you could tell.

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  2. We have become interested in this type of bee keeping as wall. Hoping to get one built before too long.

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    1. I have an easy set of plans for a top bar if you are interested.

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  3. I stopped at my friends' home, stalward of the local garden club, and picked up my packets of bee friendly, and butterfly friendly blossoms. Another weekend project.

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    1. That's a perfect alternative to having a hive.

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  4. Fantastic news! The more top bar hives in the neighborhood, the better!

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