Our family's homesteading adventures in the mountains

Honey Bees

In May Nick and I attended our first meeting at the local bee club.  We had waited too late in the year to get bees.  All the orders had gone in.  We were so bummed about waiting until next year.  But one Wednesday night we got a call that somebody had ordered two sets and no longer wanted both.  They were ours if we wanted them.  So we hustled to purchase our equipment because the bees were coming in that Saturday.  Nick is our beekeeper and undertook the project with dedication and enthusiasm.  He spent many hours researching bees and electric fences.  The electric fence is a must for our location due to bears.  We are looking forward to eventually having our own honey supply.

Preparing the frames

Nick heading out to install the bees

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