Sunday, June 12, 2011

Movin on up

According to the "Bringing up Bees" bible, it was time to pop the lid off their single story living accommodations and check their progress. So this weekend Tim and Carol did just that......

They pop the top

And smoked them into submission

So that they could get a good look at how they were doing.

And by the looks of it, they are doing just fine thank you very much. Look at that honeycomb on the lid

This is just a little pile that they scraped off

The book says that once their box starts looking like this, they are too cozy and it is time to build a second storyAnd now the Lafitte bees are living comfortably in a beautiful two story duplex. Hey Gwen...does this mean that their property taxes will go up? :)
If you look closely at the side of the box in the picture below, you will see the bees moving into their new place. They don't waste time!

We won't see usable amounts of honey until sometime in the fall but is was cool to see this bit of honeycomb that they scraped off the boxes.

1 comment:

Gwen said...

Why is the double H toothpicks is TIM working with bees IN HIS SHORTS !!?!?!?!?!? By all that is HOLY, that boy should have his head examined !!!!!!!!!!