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.
Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens,
Your faithfulness to the skies.