I’m not sure why I keep creating projects for myself, but I do. Beekeeping is one of my latest projects. My goal is to make my farm productive. I want to learn how to grow things. I want to learn how to provide for my family in a way that does not depend on the grocery store system that our culture depends too much on. I want to reconnect with nature and learn how to be a part of it rather than one who just “takes” from it. Bees seem to be a logical part of that. Without the bees and other pollinators we wouldn’t have the diversity we have in our gardens. My orchard is currently only 14 young trees. The bees, I hope, will be a part of making them thrive and produce loads of fantastic fruit for my kids to enjoy.
So, beekeeping… I’m quite the novice. I really have no idea what I’m doing. I’m operating on one class and whatever reading I have had time for. This adventure calls for jumping into the deep end. A beekeeping starter kit was purchased. This kit comes with the full hive and the essential tools to get started.
I’m ready! well… I’m doing it.
|Daddykirbs Farm Blog: Beekeeping|
Here are some of our beginning moments.
Placing the Nucleus Hive
There was a few days between getting the Nucleus Hive and the actual hive. While we were wating for the actual hive to show up in the mail we had to put the nuc out on a stand. The bees needed to have the opportunity to carry on while we waited.
Opening the Nucleus
Like I just mentioned, the bees need to carry on with their hive duties. After all they don’t know that this nucleus hive is temporary To them it is home. Here you can see a moment right after I opened the hive. I sure hope they love their new home on the farm.
Installing the Nucleus Hive
Adding Water to the Top Feeder
Update Update Update!
Looking for the Queen
Just another fun video watching nature work
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