I never did get that nap after my Monday-Monday. I decided to open one of the two boxes of the beehives that came while I was sick. There were no info in the box so I went to the place I ordered from and started reading their lessons as I hadn't a clue as to what went where. It is a very informative site.
I have pieces of hives all over the living room. One thing I discovered since I am now up close and personal is bee hives look simple to make. We'll probably make our own from here on out. Now that I am all excited about the hives, I get a letter from the Bee Company saying my bee's wouldn't be shipped until May....dang ....I could have sworn when I ordered theses hives the web site said the latter part of March or the first week in April. I was hoping the bees would be established enough to start harvesting from the early blooms. We have bodies of water all around us and I am hoping the bees will be in range of some Tupelo trees. If not our woods are full of wild blueberries and blackberries and from what I read the bees forage up to 3 miles of their hives. That's a lot of land to cover. We also have fields and fields of goldenrod that blooms. I have heard that some people do not like golden rod honey. I guess it is a wait and see. Unless we are real lucky we won't have any honey for our use until next year at any rate.
Isn't this picture funny?
While searching the web, I did find out we have a Beekeeping Club in our County that meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Which happens to be today. I may go and check them out. Dues are only $15.00 a year. I would sure like to meet up with some experts and get hands on experience rather than try to learn everything off the web.