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Monday, June 4, 2012

Bees


I am soooo far behind in my blogging.  Much has been going on in the Rubow household and I can't seem to keep up.  This is old news but news never the less which is something fun that is taking place in our back yard.

The arrival of the bees.  Back in the spring, the bees arrived.  They came in this wooden box that my boys are looking at.  The big white marshmallow with the hat is The SM, soon to be, The Keeper of the Bees.


The process is quite fascinating.  The bees come in this wooden box.  The queen bee comes in her own little box which is in The SM's hands.   I should have taken a picture of her in her own little apartment.  The queen bee is stuck in this little apartment, her way blocked so she can't come out.  The SM is removing the part that is blocking her and replacing it with a marshmallow.  She'll still be blocked in her apartment but with a marshmallow instead of ummm, a cork?  I didn't pay close attention to what was blocking her before.

The queen's apartment is then placed in with the bees and then the bees are left alone for a week.  If the bees accept the queen, they'll eat the marshmallow thus freeing her.  If they don't...... well....... thankfully our bees accepted their queen and let her out of her apartment.  They've been busy filling the hive with babies every since.

I'm getting ahead of myself.......


The local help is so.............  helpful.................


Who raised this punk??

Time to put the bees in the hive!

P.S.  Time to get a new videographer.  The person who took this video would not shut up the whole entire time!  Grief!  Some people!!

16 comments:

  1. This is somethig I have absolutely NO desire to ever do!

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    1. I didn't think I would/did either but it has been quite fascinating fun! Plus it is a project that I don't have to be responsible for. I'm good with those.

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  2. I did just like you and filmed the first setting up of the hive and my little husband was the same kind of marshmallow man....
    I never did see the deer in the background.
    Bees are cool and part of the essence of life really.
    Oh, and I'm glad you commentated....I got to hear your voice!

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    1. Watching the video I couldn't see the deer either! I promise! They were there..... I'll name it Waldo......

      Yes, hear my voice. Over and over and over and would I shut up and just let the process happen already???

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    2. Nah. Silent fils went out a long time ago!

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  3. I am reading Winnie the Pooh to my 2 and 5 year olds right now, and you totally made me smile! Wishing you lots of delicious honey!!!!

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    1. So you got it! :) I love Winnie the Pooh....... Even more so as an adult.

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  4. Yay! Bees! And you have a lovely accent! I'm sure you'd tell me that I'm the one that has an accent. How delightful to hear your sweet voice.

    Our bees came in a cardboard box. In the frames with the queen already. And they survived the winter this year, thank heavens. You're gonna love the honey and beeswax.

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    1. Too funny! I don't consider myself having an accent. Nor having a sweet voice. Never did like the sound of my own voice.....

      I am super excited for the wax. The honey is cool, but the wax!! I'm looking forward to what I'll be able to do with it. I'll be coming back to your blog for your tutorials. :D

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  5. Holy Moly. You Rubow's have lost your marbles. At least the big white man has. Banging that cage like that. And not just once either. (singing voice.....WHACKO!)And YOU! You were cracking me up like that, asking such inquisitive questions while he was in grave danger. What's the matter with you? Have you no concern or compassion? He was trying to concentrate and not die! He has such patience. (You sounded just like me and my hubby...tee hee). This bee thing, I don't know. You need not film this stuff my dear. Don't you go and get stung!!!!!!!!!

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    1. It was all special effects. I wasn't actually there. I was photo shopped in and that whacking of the box. It was actually empty but then bees were photo shopped in. :D

      You met me! You know how whacko I am!!! :D

      And speaking of WHACHO! I had a dream about you last night. :) YOU were the whacko one. :D

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  6. I'm always whacko, you know that! I lost my marbles long ago! Dreaming about MOI? Did we do anything FUN? EXCITING? Paris perhaps? Exotic? Funny that, I just remembered something.........I DID have a dream not that long ago. And you were in it. I'll have to ask Ron about it cause I already forgot. But I don't remember my dreams. :)

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  7. I think one of your bees has been hanging out in my house.

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    1. If it is a wasp, KILL IT! :D If it is one of our bees ( a honey bee) then sing to it and talk to it and kindly show it the door. :D

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    2. It wasn't a wasp or it would be dead. I didn't know you were keeping bees, so I'm glad I didn't kill it. At least I don't think I did. I tried to shoo it up to the sky light that it probably came in through, with a pillow. I don't think it went up, but I didn't hear/see it any more. Don't worry. I'm sure it survived.

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