I ORDERED MY BEES TODAY!!!
So I sent in my deposit for my 3# package of bees today; they'll be ready for pickup in early April. I can't wait! All I need to do now is finish painting the outside of the hive and we'll be all set to get started.
Just the thought of fresh honey makes me crave a cup of tea...or an english muffin...some plain yogurt...or fried chicken. Ok, stopping before I get too hungry here. But this is one more step to get us to our self-sustaining goal. And perhaps eventually we'll be able to sell honey from the house along with the eggs (and maybe even some pork)- added income is always welcome.
You can be sure, once these girls arrive, there will be plenty of pictures of yours-truly posted showing the newbie 'installing' the bees into their hive. It'll be great, and I'm sure we'll all be in for a good laugh.
picture borrowed from Endangered Bees