Monday, May 2, 2011

rescuing the beehives




I found a very strong man to move them to higher ground.  He was amazing, and like a gentle giant lifted each heavy hive off its base and relocated it to the new area.  It was too wet for many bees even to bother coming out under all this commotion, but some did.  I got stung only once and Steve, who performed all of this gloveless even though I insisted he wear a veil to protect his face, caught only one sting.  He isa natural with them.  

Here are the before & after photos - -we finished up just before nightfall.

3 comments:

Lynn said...

Reminds me of the story about the man who walked along the beach, tossing stranded starfish out into the ocean. ["Made a difference to *that* one."] Thank you for thinking of the bees.

Anonymous said...

Yeah for the bees. Aren't you glad we live in a nice helpful town?

Candy

LFN Textiles said...

Happy to report that the sun was out today and the bees were happily buzzing around their hives.