Yesterday the big brown UPS truck pulled into our drive. I couldn't remember ordering anything recently and Papa Bear said he wasn't expecting anything so this was a surprise..and what a surprise it was!
The other day my baby boy who is still in the desert (Afghanistan) had called to see if I had received a package yet. He said he was sending me an early birthday present. I had not received anything yet but was expecting it to come in the mail not UPS.
UPS unloaded 2 big boxes addressed to Mom and then my name. They were from Mann Lake, the place where I order some of my bee supplies.
Baby boy must have really liked the honey I shipped to the desert because he has sent me a new, complete hive. It has the bottom board, two brood boxes, 2 honey supers, an inner board, a telescoping cover and entrance reducer. I can actually make two hives from this one as we are in Florida, we only need the one brood box. I already have a couple of bottom boards and telescoping covers made so I am all set. I just need to catch more bees!
I was going to start naming my hives and baby boy would like this one named "CHAD" This name has letters from his three children's (our grandchildren's) names. So as soon as I catch another swarm, The CHAD Colony will be set up in the Apiary.