Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Happy Ladies

Visited my ladies today to make sure they were all happy.

They looked like the were doing well lots of honey in the lower and a good deal in the supers with a lot of drawn out comb. Who new I could keep over 5000 ladies happy at once.
At that moment all was well


Monday, July 25, 2016

It's all gone to the B's

                  As was promised the honey bee post. I work as a maintenance man and I don't talk about work here for good reasons and conflict of interest, though I could probably publish a book on the goings on of my job. Anyway I work at a newly remodeled hotel in an old YMCA building in a downtown east coast city, hows that for beating around the bush. When we were about done with the work and getting ready to open a year or so ago I brought up in a meeting that it would be awesome to have a full roof top garden and honey bees. Every one though that be cool and then we got busy with work stuff and I pretty much forgot about the whole thing and settled in with a few buckets of maters planted in them last summer. However my idea struck a cord and one of the owner reps happen to be a bee keeper himself and long story short our hotel now has two honey bee hive and I have been on a crash course as a bee keeper since May. I think I have read every book offered on the subject on kindle and things are going well so far, fingers crossed I don't f this up. I'm kinda liking my little ladies.
the hives arrive

chose a spot on the lower roof that get sun and wind protection

our nucs arrived

setting up the hives

looking good 

happy ladies putting in work

a little bearding in the heat
Don't worry Levi your still my favorite

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Summer time!

Summer is my busy time (as if I have a slow time). So things that require me to be indoors get neglected. But since its was 98 at the beach house today and putting brake on my new to me car lead me down a rabbit whole that had me cleaning and putting new shelves in my shed at peak heat of the day until I felt a bit faint, heart started racing and got dizzy as hell. So I decided to skip the evening paddle I had planned and eat ice cream and suck up some a/c. So Ill give some love to my blog instead. Nothing to complicated my mind not working on all cylinders yet.
Got some more newbies in plastic boats little feller was a natural

Caught and ate a lot of these guys

been exploring with the pooch  he like box turtles  better than snappers

Some fishing with my nephew and great nephew

he was putting us to shame on the perch

My new ride I can blend right into the city with this one all I need is a bernie sticker but on second though nah

Of course give my redneck ass time and it will look like this

Had to show her little brother she could do it too
hey I'm learning

O and did I mention I got Bee's more on that in a later post

Monday, July 4, 2016

Poor Pooch

After 4 days of fireworks found my pooch here.
He hates baths, but I'm guessing he hates fireworks more.

Happy 4th Y'all

Have a Great Independence Day!   
This was day 3 of fireworks on the creek wish I had the dollars they my neighbors spent on fireworks.

Pearl Jam - Alive