Thursday, May 24, 2012

urban beekeeping.


I got my bees!!!
First I got the topbar hive from Walter T. Kelly.
We had a package & put them in last Monday, it went flawlessly.
On Saturday, Sam went with me to pick up my two nucs from the farmer Mark. 
We put the bees in their new home & now they seem so happy.
We even tasted a little honey--delicious.
I wanted to take a picture of the inside of the topbar hive because it was so unique. 
I took my gloves off & stuck my hand inside the hive--yep, I got stung (but only once & with good reason).
I'm having so much fun.
I'm loving the bees.  

6 comments:

Hannah. said...

I just got two nucs from Mark also! So exciting!

Molly Roberson said...

Hannah! That's amazing! Mark was great & super cheap in comparison to other places that sold nucs. I'm pumped you're keeping bees :)

Leslie said...

love it! my kids and i had a beehive share last summer. it was such a learning experience. One day when we have our farm we will have a beehive!

Molly Roberson said...

Leslie! The beehive share sounds amazing! I've never heard of that before? We live in the city & have 3 little hives. It has been the best thing. I love urban beekeeping.

Leslie said...

thats awesome that you can keep them in the city! im not sure if we could keep them here. We have strict HOA rules! Yeah, we would go to a farm and my kids would learn about them and take care of them. My kids and I never wore protection they were very tamed bees. We got up close and personal with the bees and never got stung.

Molly Roberson said...

That's too perfect Leslie! Tamed bees are the best, such amazing pets. I hope to one day teach my kids all of my beekeeping ways.