I have bees again in my blue hive! Picked up one package of bees this morning, and installed them mid-afternoon. They seem to be happy, most of the ones that would not come easily out of the package container, are now in the hive, and the one left in my car is out an presumably will find the rest of her mates. :-)
Another package of bees will be arriving mid-May (yes, there is a bee crisis and that is why it is so important for us, and our other hobbyist beekeepers, to keep bees), so I have time this week to visit Wood's Bees
, a semi-local (RI, on rt 146 (which runs from Providence to Worcester)) bee company (yay, support local) for important things such as frames and foundation, landing board, bottom board, inner and outer covers... and another hive tool, so Talis and I can work on hives together.
I am in need of several birdbaths, so I can provide water for my bees. If anyone has one (or more), even with out pedestal, I would be interested.
And it is time to celebrate David's square birthday.
Saturday, May 18, 2013.
The Big Blue House
11 Wayne Road, Milford, MA 01757
Potluck, please bring something to share. Please send e-mail to persis at thorndike dot name, or call or text at 508-282-0089 if you have questions or want to coordinate.
I will provide plates, flatware, napkins, cups, some hot hors d'oeuvres (and possibly some fish, as the 17th begins the summer fish share).
There will be cake, and perhaps ice cream.
There is now a dog in the house; please medicate appropriately. (I will vacuum as best I can, but he does shed indiscriminately.)
NO hot tub this year.
If you want to stay over, please let us know ahead of time.