Last week I bought my beekeeping starter kit at a local beekeeping supply store, Crystal Bee Supply. I also ordered my bees! They will be arriving on April 12, and I couldn't be more excited! I've spent some time this week assembling and painting my hive...
|My Beekeeping Starter Kit, ready to be assembled.|
|Assembled bee boxes, in the process of being painted.|
Basic beehive, assembled and painted!
We still have to assemble the inner frames,
then we just wait for the bees to arrive!
We're planning to keep our hive out on the flat roof we have over our kitchen. This will be a perfect location as is close to our vegetable and herb garden, out of the way, yet also easily accessible. I have to admit, I'm very anxious to get everything assembled and set up out there, not only because that will mean we'll be one step closer to being real honest-to-goodness beekeepers, but also because I'm tired of having piles of bee stuff in my bedroom. ;)
Meanwhile, I'm continuing my Bee Education... still reading, still talking to experienced beekeepers and still learning! I'm really so excited about this new hobby!