So for a while now I've been bugging husband and telling him I wanted bees. Why bees is beyond me, but it is something I got in my head I wanted. We've been together (dating + marriage) since July 2009 and he's heard about Bees on and off since then.
My dad has kind of even gotten in on it and randomly sent us listings for bees for sale every now and again. Last week, the Bee-sness started again. I got 3 emails from my dad about places to buy bees. Of course I sent them on to hubby. The next thing I knew, he was on Youtube watching videos about bee keeping.
Before I knew it, we made a decision that we were getting Bees. Now we don't get the actual bees until Mid April, but we went ahead and located the hives to get them all put together and set up now. They came in this last weekend so we spent the weekend putting them together and painting them.
He looks so excited! Maybe even a little too excited? Nah! He's holding "Frame Feeders". You fill them with sugar water to feed the bees when the nectar flow is not available.
Keeps you from getting stung!
Gluing the boxes together
We staple the boxes together to give it more support and stability.
The finished outside box. This is what you normally see, except they are usually painted.