Sunday, May 17, 2009

Bringing the Ba-bees home

We would like to welcome the newest addition to the Garlick Press...Dean's Bees! They arrived on Wednesday May 13th 2009 in the cool of a Spring evening. Their arrival was pretty quiet and no one even got stung. Dean is the typical proud papa...everyone who drops by has to go out and see his bees. He has 2 named Caroline and the other Steve. One hive is a little larger than the other and therefore has been a bit more active. It is so interesting to watch the busy hives with each bee having his own responsibility in order to make the hive run correctly. What an organized society. We love our new bee-utiful family members.

Dean settling in his new ba-bees!

Izzy pretty much hated Dean in his bee suit, but
finally warmed up. Then, she had to follow him around
to see what he was up to.

Here they are! If you look in the middle of the pic,
you can see a small box which contains the queen. The
idea is to leave her in there until her workers can get
her out by eating the plug. By then the hive is ready to
accept her as queen.

Dean is an official apiarist now! We can't wait to
watch this whole process.

1 comment:

  1. These are great shots! Dean is such a natural at EVERYTHING he does. The hives are gorgeous. So glad Izzy warmed up to the suit.
    Have fun with those ba-bees!!!