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The Buzz



Guess what's coming soon?
That's right.  The buzz is about bees!


After a cool, wet spring, the flowers are ready and waiting for their arrival.




Our Warre hives came in a few weeks ago from Bee Thinking.
Of course, I had to paint them bright colors ~ grape and turquoise. 


We choose Warre hives rather than the common Langstroth hives because they use a top bar design so the bees build their own combs.  The honey supers are added to the bottom of the hive keeping everything fresh because it's cycled out of use by the bees. We felt this natural approach to beekeeping would be a good fit for our farm.  


The bee garden is nestled in between the pig pen and the ram pen behind the house.  A few weeks ago, the guys built the short fence, the platforms to hold the hives and even flower beds.  After their building, I primed (twice by accident, yes the whole thing) and then I painted it all.


It's amazing!  I absolutely love how it turned out.
It just needs flower seeds 
and bees of course.

So here is the backyard farmyard now~
from the left: chickens, pig, bees, rams, and tool shed.


Psalm 36:5
Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens,
Your faithfulness to the skies.






Comments

  1. They certainly look impressive, love the colours.

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  2. The colors are brilliant! Enjoying your expanding adventure!

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  3. love your colors and love your expansion. We have been thinking about bees. I'll have to check that out

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  4. Love it, it looks great. The fence, the animals and bees too, great job and your flowers are gorgeous.

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  5. Congrats on the bees! I love the little guys. :)

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  6. You never cease to amaze me. You are ready to try anything. I hope it works out great

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