So Yvonne surprises me one day with this most awesome sign for T's Bees Honey. It now hangs in our carport, so anyone approaching the apiary sees this kickass sign made out of various license plate parts, suspended on aged wood. How cool is that?!
I had a TON of orders. In fact, I sold out of T's Bee's Spring 2012 Honey. It was a wonderful, wonderful surprise to the end of my first beekeeping year with the 2012 harvest. Some folks needed to drop by the house and pick up their honey. I took one of our garden baskets and added some newspaper and a personal note, along with our trusty border terrier mix Olive (seen in the window) as gaurd, and voila, pickup system now in effect.
I had a couple of frames that were heavy with uncapped nectar and needed robbing out. I put them under the apple tree, and holy moley, the bees wasted no time in heading straight for the frames. It was amazing to see the constant cloud of bees from the six colonies to the apple tree. Bumble bees and wasps also joined in on the fun. I was amazed at their efficiency, but a bit bummed at how ragged the combs were after they were finished. They truly ripped those combs to pieces which fell out as I picked up the frames. In the future, I'll put the wet frames or any that need cleaning out on top of a hive with a solid inner cover inbetween.
Tom Davidson is the owner and beekeeper at T's Bees.
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