Monthly Archives: October 2017

Smoker jammedπŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

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Everything went really well with the installation of my new colony into my bee 🐝 hive. The only sticking point was the smoker….yep jammed….glued tight! I googled, I searched other bee sights…NOTHING CAME UP ABOUT SMOKERS GLUED SHUT?

Well I put my thoughts πŸ’­ together and came up with – placing the said smoker in the vice and carefully pulling until it was open. Thankfully πŸ˜… & GRATEFULLY I managed to do it! Note to self CLEAN THAT SMOKER AFTER EACH USE IMMEDIATELY! With a rag and mentholated spirits πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ».

Progress check after 3 days of owning 🐝 bees…..they look like their doing ok πŸ‘ŒπŸ» & just in time to fill up their sugar syrup supply πŸ˜‰πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŒΎ

Happy little πŸπŸπŸπŸπŸ™πŸ»makes me πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŒΎ

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Bee Touch Down!!

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They’re Here!!!! Oh my good goodness I seriously was on such a natural high…..but had to keep grounding myself & keeping on the calm side. This day had finally arrived, all the years of wanting was now here! I have put some financial investment into this project, many hours of planning and labour too. ALL of those negative thoughts πŸ’­ running through my mind…you keep 🐝 bees? What do you know? Your NO EXPERT! What were you thinking? YOU DIDN’T THINK!?

β€œOH JUST BUZZ THE HELL OFF!” I had to think and just keep moving ahead or I would never do this! I have spent most of my life fearing & listening to others WAY TOO MUCH!

Enough waffling here are some photos of my Beemetropolis 🐝🐝🐝I am buzzing this morning πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈsorry but I did offer up a warning ⚠️ on my last postπŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ˜‰πŸ€£

A long held dream….finally coming together🀞🏻

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I NEED TO OFFER UP A WARNING ⚠️ HERE BEFORE YOU READ ON…..I may use the bee 🐝 word in many ways from now onπŸ€”πŸ€£ I read many years ago, if you eat honey 🍯 from your local area-it helps with hay fever πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

This year is the 50th Anniversary of me having hay fever and I need to do SOMETHING ABOUT ITπŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

My beautiful daughter is allergic to bees 🐝 🐝 so I was fairly reluctant to take this task on aloneπŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈI had a friend suggest, he could bring out one of his hives & he would look after it for me. But that never eventuated. Well my daughter grew up and moved 2 states away to a tropical 🌴 paradise, I separated from her father and it’s my VERY OWN PLACE NOWπŸ˜‰

So here I am about to embark on a VERY EXCITING NEW PROJECT. I am nervous, cautious and VERY QUIETLY EXCITING (did I say quietly?) I HAVE NOT SHUT UP ABOUT IT!!

I have saved up, bought all my basic gear, painted the hive, prepared the site (almost) and now counting down the hours to bee 🐝 pick upπŸ˜²πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Here are some photos until I get my new livestock (the smallest ever πŸ˜ƒ)

I hope you enjoy πŸ˜‰ my little post? Butuntil touchdown I have to BUZZ OFFπŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŒΎπŸ’ƒπŸ»