Thursday, April 21, 2011


The bees have arrived safe and sound.  I picked them up this afternoon after work.  It was a thrill and interesting driving home with a box filled with over 3,000 bees in a box with a couple on the outside next to you.

We lucked out with the weather.  This week it has been raining all week.  Really hard ridiculous rain, tornado sirens and the whole shebang.  It is also going to rain all weekend.  But today, the day we got the bees it did not rain, it held off long enough for us to be able to get them into the hive.

The installation went really well and was exciting!  They are now making their home in the hive and we couldn't be prouder of our new pets and garden workers.  My friend Michelle came over to help supervise and provide moral support for our first installation.  She also was the official photographer and Andy was the videographer.  I will be posting an onslaught of pictures and the video soon!


  1. Holy crap! I figured you would have like 10 bees, this is a regular ol' swarm! I can't wait to see more pics:) Congrats mama!

  2. Thanks Lucy, I feel like a Mom now! At the height of the Summer the hive will have around 80,000-90,000 bees.