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Bee Adventure, Pt. 1

Thanks to all of our generous and awesome donors from our Kickstarter campaign, we now have bees! We have successfully set up our first apiary and have been photo documenting the process of getting, installing, and checking on our new bees. :)

It's been absolutely amazing so far - despite the fact our bee suits didn't arrive on time and we did our first colony installations and checks without any protection - it was a bit intense, since I've never had my face in a swarm of bees before, but they were surprisingly gentle and uninterested in me - way too much change and things going on for them to care, I think.

Thank you again to everyone who has made this happen for us! We will also be housing native bumblebees as well as blue orchard bees/mason bees and other species and will be updating with lots of info about those soon! I will probably truncate journals into multiple videos/photos behind a cut so as not to spam everyone with too many bees. :)

Also... I need a bee icon now. :)


( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 17th, 2012 02:17 am (UTC)
Fascinting stuff. I look forward to following your progress.
May. 17th, 2012 08:07 am (UTC)
So many big fat lovely healthy bees! It makes me happy to see one bee, but 20,000? That... well, it gives me a buzz.

What you're doing really is marvellous.

Especially since you're doing it without trousers.
May. 17th, 2012 10:23 am (UTC)
Yaaay, exciting! Congratulations!
May. 17th, 2012 11:58 am (UTC)
That's a lot of bees to hug! :D
May. 17th, 2012 01:37 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, wow! Installing packages LIKE A BOSS
May. 17th, 2012 04:40 pm (UTC)
I just want to bask in the love of bees.
May. 18th, 2012 03:36 am (UTC)
I'd be very uncomfortable hearing bees in my house. :-)
May. 21st, 2012 07:03 pm (UTC)
That is so cool! Thank you for sharing this video - I look forward to hearing more about your apiary!
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