Thursday, May 3, 2012

If you have plans, don't count on 'em

As I'm approaching my impending date to kid baby #4, we have been trying to get things as well under way as possible. Something that has slipped away from being done was cleaning out our beehive. We had the hive die over the winter, and we moved it to accommodate the county coming out and fixing our drainage tile. Well, it never got taken apart, cleaned, and put away. Instead, it sat, like a fully functioning hive against the barn. It was just missing the bees. We thought about buying a nuc this year, but because of my impending arrival, we decided to leave that off our plates for one year. Do you know what happens when you decide you aren't going to do something? Well, you have a swarm arrive and take up residence in said hive. Sure it's more work, but at least we got some free bees!

Now we just have to figure out how to move the whole hive to someplace a bit better suited for the beehive. The fun never ends around here!

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