Monday, 16 February 2009
My eldest son is going to start keeping bees. Probably not the best time to start, bee keeping is going through a hard time just now with many keepers having complete hives inexplicably die, but it is something he has wanted to do for several years. After much research, reading and talking with established keepers we, sorry he !, ( it's just I'm quite excited but must remember it's not my project.) is going to start this year.
Today all the equipment arrived. It is recommended that you always have a spare empty hive and he plans to build the second himself, so bought the hive flat packed, with the thought that if he puts one together he would understand better how to build one.
The hives are going to be placed in a fenced off corner of the paddock, next weekend's work.
All we, sorry he, needs now are the bees.