This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
me and my new bees
Actually, it's not so easy to get a selfie with a new bee package. iPhone's don't work so well wearing leather bee gloves. But the bees did pose well I thought. They are very sweet bees. Once they take up residence and start protecting their hive, I won't do selfies with them.
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Ah look at all the great girls. Wishing you better luck this year!
I just installed three bee packages in my hives from dead-outs this winter. I got my bees from nebees this year but usually get them from crystal bee supply.
Did you get your bees from crystal bee supply?
I got mine from NE bees. I always get them there.
I find Rick at NE bees very informative and if you have a need for a queen he's a good source from March to August.
Vin and Jan at Crystal bee in Peabody, MA is another option I learned at the Topsfield Bee Keeping class. I've been getting bees from them since 2011 but this year I couldn't justify the price increase so went to NE bees.
Thanks for the info!
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