{Spring is Coming: Bee Install Day}

March 2017, we install my Dad’s first bee colony into his new Top Bar hive.

Note that the queen-box strap had become detached during transport, resulting in the need to scoop the queen-box out of the package by hand.

“Hear the voices, they are humming, change is coming to all… Spring is coming home.” – The Gospel Whiskey Runners

Blessings on your beekeeping, may the rewards be sweet.

{bee checkin}

Friday was an excellent day for a hive inspection. My sister accompanied/assisted and my bro Josh helped us carry our supplies out to the hive.

I love this photo! It makes me think of Back to The Future, when Marty dresses like a space alien to scare his dad into asking out his mom. “I am Darth Vader, an extra-terrestrial from the planet Vulcan.”

 

We saw happy honey bees and uncappped honey.

We spied new brood (bottom right). We even saw theĀ queen!

Happy Monday, friends! May your week be sweet.