Thursday, March 30, 2017

Bee Tool Box

While my husband I put together a bee wish list. One thing I really wanted was a bee tool box. But they are $80-$100 just for the box. I saw on line what other bee keepers were using to lug around their supplies. So for weeks I hunted around and waited for something to call my name.

Tada! This gem showed up on my hunting. I gave it a coat of stain and my husband put in L braces. I now have my very own bee tool box. It holds my smoker, bee brush, hive took and what nots for playing with my bees. And I do not have to worry about messing up a brand new box. This one has been aged well.

Oh Hail No!

Spring time means bad storms and hail.

These all fell right at dusk. My truck and solar panels took a beating. My ducks and horses took a beating. But everything is fine. No permanent damage. This is what I gathered after it all stopped.

Quacky Tilling

Before the spring storms come we broke new ground on our veggie garden.

We pulled down the fencing that keeps the poultry out of our gardens. 

Our ducks love the new feeding grounds.

They have no fear of the tiller.

I picked out rocks and the ducks picked out bugs.

Doubled the size it used to be. Now I need to amend the soils with a lot of peat, meal, lime and compost. And I need to put in the new fencing. And a new to me old 2nd garden gate.

Hive Full

After being down for 2 weeks with the flu, we are getting back in the swing of things. Back to painting our hives. I am priming them then the fun painting begins. Yellow and greens and colors in between.

Our first foray into the land of bees.

Along with veggie gardens, flower gardens, poultry, horses, bees and guests we have life.
That thing you do in between all the stuff. Sometimes you blink and it zooms by.