Super Sunday


 Ahhhhh....the rainy day.  It conjures up thoughts of  relaxing with a good movie/book, taking a nap, or just baking up a storm in the kitchen.  But, not today.  

With bees arriving next weekend, I am already behind in preparing for their arrival.  So today, I gathered up forced family labor, I mean loving family members to help me.  

This pile of wood was transformed into....


two lovely beehives and....







many, many frames with beeswax foundation.



 My little friends stayed with me the whole time. 



Even finding a tarp and an old blanket to cuddle up with.  

She's a keeper.  




Comments

  1. love your sweet terrier! what a doll!

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  2. Gorgeous job on the beehives! Are you going to paint these? It would be fun to have a rainbow of them. We had an amazing day yesterday in the Hood River Valley at the base of Mt. Hood. Pix on blog, of course. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Teresa, my first hive is robin's egg blue, and these two will each be lilac and pink.

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  3. this is really neat. There is a honey craze going on around here. This is the time of year when allergies are so bad for so many people. Honey from the area is suppose to help with this. It takes about three weeks before one can notice a difference. We buy honey by the gallon size jar....and it doesn't last long.

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  4. Awww I had a little Jack Russell like her..mine was Daisy and she lived to be 15 yrs old...this picture is so sweet..
    Love, Mona

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  5. What a sweet doggie. Best wishes with the bees. I have two blog friends with bees and they are fascinating.

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  6. You are so energetic. I had a quiet Sunday and was glad to have it. Good luck with the bees.

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  7. Boy you were a busy bee, pardon the pun. Nice beehives.

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  8. I'll be looking forward to some entertaining beekeeping posts! Very nice hives, the bees will be happy!

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  10. An excellent project, and one I'm sure the family will be enjoying as time goes on! I'm allergic to stings, but appreciate the honey!

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  11. Those bee hives look almost too good fro the bees, the wood is lovely. I'm guessing they smell pretty good too!

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    1. Karen, they do smell good, but are awaiting a coat of paint and a clear coat of poly.

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  12. Bee Keeping! I am impressed - Important Work.
    I'll watch for bee keeping Updates.
    love & love,
    -g-

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  13. Bee Keeping! I am impressed. Important Work.
    I'll watch for Bee Keeping Updates.
    love & love,
    -g-

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  14. Those look great. It is hard to break away from a book, movie, baking or a nap! I did the same today by making myself cut all the lawn.

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  15. What a fun housewarming you'll have when the bees arrive! And I love your supervisor...the very best kind! ha.

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  16. You will have lots of lovely honey soon.
    Merle........

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  17. Aw love your sweet fur baby, she is so cute. Oh my gosh how many hives do you have now? Is it true 100 lbs per hive? I just finished reading bee keeping for dummies and you were SO right, it was a great book!

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    1. Glad to hear you liked the book! I still refer to it very often!

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  18. How exciting! I look forward if following your journey with the bees! My colleague has bees and I like the honning from her, but I've never actually seen a beehive this close ...

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  19. Your little friend is too beautiful, posing graciously for the camera! good luck with the new beehives, it looks great.
    ronelle

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  20. Nice collection of photos. I'm looking forward to more when the bees become active.

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  21. Great job they are truly a beautiful work of art. The bees will love them. B

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  22. Ready and waiting! Always good to have a productive weekend and I LOVE your helper. : )

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  23. Photos not clear from my welsh point of view
    But I get the gist
    X

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  24. Nice work, I would have enjoyed to give a hand, but without any bee around obviously! By the way, my granddad thought me that dovetails and nails do not go together well...

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    1. VP, the hives have nail holes pre-drilled and a glue resin is applied in the dovetails. My other hive has held up well with this procedure, so I am hoping for the same this time!

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  25. The hives look great! Can't wait to hear about the bees when they arrive. We had a rainy weekend as well. I'm looking forward to sunshine this week!

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  26. Nice work! And a perfect time to get your hives started.

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  27. It's nice to get things ready ahead of time and what a nice little companion to keep you company! xx

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  28. All that brand spankin new bee stuff :-D.

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  29. Oh what a project. I hope you will keep us posted on the progress. Nothing like fresh honey.

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  30. How exciting! I would love to keep bees someday! Your beehives look great.

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  31. Your dog is too cute! I love honey, I think it's great that you are raising bees :)

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  32. Flat pack bee hives, never seen one of those before. In fact come to think of it, other than the internet, I wouldn't know where to start looking.

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