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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Shaved Head, Drank Kool-Aid, & Ordered Bees!

Yesterday I shaved my head and drank the Kool-Aid (figuratively speaking)....I ordered two hives and two 3-pound packages of bees. I placed my order with Long Lane Honey Bee Farms east of Urbana in Fairmount, Illinois. The hives are already built and finished by David Burns, and I'll try to pick them up on March 19th (if all goes well). The bees will be ready for pick-up on the third weekend in April. There will be a lot of things to do before the bees arrive, such as planting clover and wildflowers at the farm. I also need to decide exactly where I want to have the bee yard. I think I'll made a beekeeper calendar to help me schedule what needs to happen when!

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