It is hard to look at the goings on of the honey bee and NOT believe there is a GOD!
Bruce came to me (Marsha) with the idea of having some honey bees. At the time I thought oh no, that will be just one more thing to keep up with at "The Roost", but Lord if you want us to have bees then give me a sign!......Not a week later, a friend at church approached us about her bees. It was thought that her air conditioner units were the cause of a lot of her bees to meet their maker sooner than they should be, so she asked if we would be interested in taking one of her hives. OK Lord, I get the picture. Not long after that Elvis (named after the street the house was on where the bees were removed from) came to live at "The Roost".
How many hives do we need?
At the beginning Bruce and I thought we could handle probably 2-4 hives at the max. But as things happen, 2 became 4, then more bees needed homes. Then Elvis split into 2 separate hives, (as bees will do) and before you know it we have 15 hives now! We have not harvested any honey yet because we are making sure the hives are good and strong but shortly we should have honey by the buckets.
Introducing ..... "ELVIS 1"
This is Elvis, Donated to "The Roost" by Ramona. It is complete with stand, brood boxes, queen excluder, super, ventilated bottom, feeder, top inner lid and outer lid.
I love our honey bees, but Bruce has read books, talked to many experts and has really learned how to run the bee yard. I just sit back and ask, "What you want me to do now," and then I attempt to do it.
Since Bruce has become the Bee Master of the Bee Yard this page will be completed and frequently updated by Bruce.
This is a swarm of bees that we captured and took to "The Roost" for the bee yard.. They are doing well.