Sunday, May 15, 2011

Our bees have arrived!!

We have decided to raise honey bees.  If we get honey that will be great. But we are hoping that they will help pollinate our fruit trees, vegetable garden and flowers.  We picked them up today.  We got one 3 pound box, which is somewhere around 10,000 to 12,000 bees.  That is a lot of bees!!  It was pretty strange riding back in the car knowing that there were that many bees in the back seat.  There were even a few outside the container.  But we arrived home safely. 

It's pretty cold here today, only in the 40s, so we're going to wait and put them in the hive tomorrow.  They came from Georgia so I think this weather will be some what of a shock to them.  There is so much to learn about them.  Stayed tuned.  I'll be back with more pictures as the summer unfolds.

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