The Guest house is Ready!

This week has been very busy for me on the homestead. I had some animal husbandry to take care of, weeding, weed eating and watering which are all day to day tasks but I also had to get my guest house ready for summer! All these things needed to be done while working a 6…

Buzzy Bees

Luke and I have been busy at work preparing more bee equipment for our growing hives. With the successful mating of my small walk away nuc we will be up to 11 hives total, that’s a lot of bees for only our second year. Luke ordered 100 frames that we needed to assemble ourselves. We…

Summer Begins

We have passed the longest day of the year and now we begin to see our days become shorter again. How bitter sweet as the realization that another winter is coming and will be here sooner than I would like. However progress is still being made and I should have the house well rounded and…

Moving in

My commute to work is far from brief but I must say I have some incredible views along the way! I am so glad to finally be all moved in, even though there are still plenty of finishing touches to be done I can live with the inconvenience for a while longer. At least I…

Humdinger

What a busy four days I have had! Luke and I worked with my finishing carpenter to really set some pedal to the metal. Terry the carpenter worked his heart out getting the windows framed in and Luke and I tackled the installation of the wood floors. Terry did some beautiful work on the windows…

Bees and Enemies

The two walk away Nucs that Luke and I worked so hard on last weekend were demolished by either a bear or a raccoon (I assume raccoon because the larger hives were untouched). I am heart broken looking over the broken boxes and devoured frames of honey, brood and larva. A small huddle of bees…

Bee Caring, Bee Kind

Luke and I are really loving the role of bee keepers. After a long process of splitting two of Luke’s hives and even catching a wild swarm Luke now has 5 hives at his home. And after this week and a successful breeding I should have 4 hives of my own. My two hives are…