My dad and mom setup the electric fence to keep the bears out of the bee yard on Saturday. We didn't have a fence tester and none of us wanted to test it by touching it. It makes noise so we think it will work. If you are interested in testing the fence for us, let me know. We have seen Black Bears up there in the past. Bears coming out of hibernation in the spring are especially hungry for honey and bees.
We saw our first bee while we were showing the neighbors our hives. It was a honeybee and it landed on one of the hive frames so we took a picture.
My first honeybee visitor
First wasp coming to rob the hive
Me explaining the hives to Gary and Gail
My putting linseed oil in the hives. This is supposed to help with mites.
Me and my brother Cole in the Bee yard.
Let me know if you like my Blog. My bees should show up on Saturday morning and I'm excited to start beekeeping! I plan to record my activities in the blog.