Sunday, June 6, 2010

Surprise!

Last week, after Erik finally agreed that I could get a few chickens, I decided to play a little game that I like to call, "Pushing My Luck".  On Saturday morning, I looked at him and said, "Hmmm...are you thinking what I'm thinking?"  He allowed that he was probably not.  When I went on to say, "We should get bees, too!  Wouldn't a honey bee hive be perfect for us?!" he confirmed that, no indeed, he was not thinking anything like that, no ma'am.  Not at all.

I think his exact words, to his credit, were, "How about one thing at a time."  Fair enough.

So was it my fault that a few bees started hanging out near my green bin this morning, near the side of our house?

I say no!  If I had wanted to attract some bees, I would have no idea how to even go about it.


By the time we got back from the A's game today, they really seemed to establish themselves.
Why don't we just peek under the lid and see what all we have going here?

Oh my gato!!!!  There must be 10,000 bees setting up shop in our green bin!!!

So.  Here we are.  I don't suppose there's an easy way to move these folks into a top bar bee hive?  
Wait.  Do any of you know where I can get a top bar beehive?
I'm half hoping they just disappear as mysteriously as they arrived ~ I'm so afraid they will come to harm! ~ but 3/4 of me (you do the math) is really hoping I can manage to move them into a proper hive and convince them that they've ended up right where they're supposed to...bee.  :)

5 comments:

  1. http://www.backyardhive.com/General/General/BackYardHive_Beekeeping_Shop/

    The queen is in there! If you get a hive box before the scouts find a suitable new home and take the swarm to new digs you will have bees! And I will officially be green with envy!

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  2. What LUCK Erik!! Moose

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  3. @ Kelly ~ awesome link! Of course I want Fibonacci's golden ratio in my beehive! haha Maybe there are 1.666666.... honeycombs in each one?

    @ Michelle ~ Right?! I can't stop peeking at them. The link Kelly posted has a beehive with a glass window, so you can watch them like an ant farm. Brilliant.

    @ Moose ~ LOL!!

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  4. Ha! Maybe I was channeling Beezlebub up there? That's so funny! Phi will forgive me, but I still scratch my head...what do you think I was thinking? haha!

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