Monday, April 19, 2010

Practical Beige

Dear Mom,
My bee hive and equipment arrived in four big boxes.  I felt like a child on Christmas morning, eagerly opening boxes with excitement and anticipation!  These "fragile" stickers were on the outside of each box.


It is recommended to apply a good quality coat of exterior wood primer and two coats of house paint to protect and prolong the life of the hive.  The guys and I agreed on Practical Beige because it is a light and neutral color.


So...I've been painting....


We found a location at the edge of the woods that catches the morning sun and some afternoon shade.  The Captain built a rustic stand out of apple tree stumps and aged oak planks.  He is so handy and inventive, and I love the way it turned out! With the hive in the middle, I have space on each side to set my equipment.


Voila!  It is fit for a queen!


The bees arrive on April 24!  I think I'm ready....
Love, Bonnie Jo

5 comments:

I'm gonna tell Mom! said...

The bee palace looks perfect. I can't wait to see how all this works!

kim

Dianne@sheepdreams said...

Your bees are going to have a lovely spot. Just got my second nuc yesterday and am ready to begin again. Last year's hive didn't make it through the winter :-(

Anonymous said...

It looks bee-utiful! Your bees will certainly bee thrilled with their new abode! Can't wait to meet them :) ~ Suzy

carol said...

Late to the party here, but so excited to SEE how you do it! Have been fascinated with Bee-keeping ever since I read Sue Hubbell's, A Country Year. Now reading Laurie King's series about Sherlock Holmes and HIS bees. So I have heard lots of terms bandied about, but this is seeing it in action from ground zero. Please keep us updated!

Christine said...

You are inspiring me!