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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Bees and Chicken Tractors

We picked up our package bees on May 4th. Since we lost our hive last fall we decided to start with 2 hives this spring. We should have done that in the first place but hindsight is 20/20. When we checked on them on Wednesday, May 7th the queens had been released.

Hives are ready

A little sugar water bath.

 Pouring the bees into the hive.

The aftermath.

We plan to check the hives again tonight, if the weather permits, to see how things are progressing. They have already slowed down on the sugar water. Honeysuckles are blooming and soon the Honey Locust will be in full bloom so we are hoping the hives will do well this year.

We have also been working on the chicken tractor. It is finished and waiting for the chicks. I only have pictures of the beginning of the project and haven't taken one of the completed tractor yet.
The roof is on
Side view

There is one piece of metal on either side that is even with the roof and one across the back. The rest is chicken wire.

Our garden isn't planted yet, We are getting a late start once again. It seems like when we are home it's raining or the garden is too wet to get into. Hopefully, it will be planted soon.
Things have still been busy even without getting the garden in. 

Have a great day!

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