We put Ayden to bed, made some tea, turned Vampire diaries on Netflix and got to work. We have 4 boxes/40 frames down, 2 boxes/20 frames to go. "The girls" (all of the bees you get in a package are female worker bees) get here in 18 days. I'll be getting paint for the exterior of the hives on Thursday. I plan on having some creative fun with our hives and doing something cute like this:
|Obviously they would be ombre hive boxes rather than dresser drawers...|
[Pictures from Pinterest]
Last night was the worst night we've had in a while with Ayden. Our "lucky" boy is teething first molars and canines at the same time. Awesome...
|In case anyone is interested in the order of teething events...|
According to the average, he is cutting his molars late and his canines early. This combination makes for a tired family but we always make it through these disturbances. David woke up to a bunch of Pinterest pins that I emailed him at 4 in the morning while I was up rocking our poor, restless baby. This is one one of the pins that I sent him and I think they would be good for anyone to keep on their mind.
|I especially like #'s 6 and 7.|
#2 is important for us too, since most people think our homesteading venture is pretty weird...
Ayden helped me make dinner again (which is going to become a new norm) and we ended our evening with a Beekeeper's Association meeting. We got a couple of contacts for beekeeping mentors and I won a door prize of a stack of some back issues of Bee Culture magazine. I also found a few beekeeping blogs today so I'll spend the rest of the month learning as much as I can about my girls before they make their big debut! I know we'll hit some hiccups and bumps along the way but, as with everything I get into, I like to research as much as possible so I can hit the ground running.