Ok, it's the second week of April and my bees should be available to pick up this week! Hurry up and call me dang it! :lol:
Dave and Oblib are right on correct...I have watched my bees for hours already and I have only had them for 7 days. I have two buckets turned upside down out there right next to the hives. My favorite vantage is from the back as I can see what directions they are flying off to. Observation is reward enough...honey will be a bonus....I remember being in your shoes....its a very exciting time!! Plan on sitting in a lawn chair next to your hives watching your girls come and go. Watch to see what color of pollen they bring back in their pollen baskets. Some will be tan, some yellow, some orange, some brown. Some won't have any pollen in their baskets. It's almost therapeutic to sit and watch your bees. Hope you enjoy it!
let us know this winter when you drag that same lawn chair out in a pile snow on a nice sunny warm winter day, with a cocktail in hand......and a lost tourist sends the sheriff out to check on you and see if you are doing okay......