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. But Skippy always stood by me and was a great friend. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps and garden with me. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees and 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

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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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4 Comments:

Blogger David said...

Ah look at all the great girls. Wishing you better luck this year!

April 04, 2017 1:30 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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?

May 01, 2017 3:46 PM

 
Blogger kathy said...

I got mine from NE bees. I always get them there.

May 01, 2017 9:59 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...


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!

May 02, 2017 10:50 AM

 

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