Spring has sprung and my own bees will arrive at the end of April (a little late). But, I thought I’d get a good primer in by assisting Doug Nelson of Nelsons Apiary the day after Easter manage some of his bees. I met Doug at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, KY and there he manages about 6-8 hives behind the lake. Totally cool. Doug also conducts bee workshops there and is arranging for a May 1 event at the Creation Museum for families to come and see live bees in action. I believe he is setting up an observation hive to boot. I took a bunch of pictures and video and promised to stage the pics for him.
I had a great experience and now I’m anxious for my bees to get here.
After we installed 4 packages at the museum, we cruised over to an outyard in Dillsboro, IN to check about 6 more hives. After all the excitement, I gained motivation and stopped at Lowes on the way home to grab all the materials to build my new hive stands when I got home. I actually got them in and done before it started raining. So, it was a good weekend and I accomplished way more than I expected I would.
I look forward to providing a number of summer updates with plenty of commentary on the beekeeping endeavors. Until next time, do something great.