If you recall the children gave Handy Man and I a bee kit for Christmas. Whilst I entertained the idea of bees, along with goats and my cow, I didn't know if it would happen. Handy Man's been busy as a bee making me two hives. I think most people buy them, but I have a very handy Man you see.
Doesn't it look magnificent? All ready for some little fuzzy buzzers. Most beekeepers have this type of Langstroth hive, but I've read a lot about a different way to do it, allowing the bees to build from a top bar instead of an inserted frame like the one above. Naturally, I felt the need to have one of those as well
This is a side view before he painted it. He made me a window so I can see inside without taking off the lid.
So, in the coming weeks we will be getting Bantam eggs, boxes of bees and a new puppy. Oh my!