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The only thing missing are Apes

The boys and I finished the area that will become the new Gordon’s Farm Apiary.  We grabbed shovel’s rakes and a chainsaw and went to town.  We dropped wood chips around the sides and rear of where the hives will be and threw down wildflower seed all around the area in front of the hives

We’re scheduled to pick up the bees on 4/20/13 (next Saturday).  If it’s a nice day we’ll install them!

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All Set

Today we did our final preparations for the arrival of “the girls”.  Our 4-H beekeeping club met and we went over all of the hive parts and the tools needed for beekeeping.  The highlight was a tie between playing with the smokers and eating some comb honey.

Bee Hive High Five

Bee Hive High Five

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Da bad beekeeper

Fun Fun Fun