I don't know about anyone else, but this guy is getting excited about the coming bees. My girls are somewhere between Florida and Illinois, probably wondering, "What the heck is going on? We were happy, hanging out in Florida, catchin' some son, talking about a trip to Disney, and BAM! were were shaken into a box with some Queen we don't even know...."
Yesterday evening, Aaron, Elijah, and Nicolas joined me at the farm to drop of some used lumber from our deck project and to set up the hives. The boys asked a lot of questions and had fun carrying the hive components and setting them up in the new bee yard. Dad had been up this week and mowed a nice spot for them next to where we will be planting some white and sweet clover...the bees should like that when it comes up!
On Sunday we will be having a few observers for the bee installation, including Dick Loy and his wife. Dick is an old friend from Effingham High School who found my house when he saw a beehive in the front yard and stopped by to find out the scoop. He hopes to start beekeeping this year as well.