The Hive Has Arrived

I got home from work this evening to see four large boxes sitting on the front porch.  Our bee hive that we ordered from Brushy Mountain Bee Farm had arrived from North Carolina.  Ironically the boxes were being snowed on.  They will have to spend time in the garage until the four feet of snow that is on the ground at the homestead has melted.

My plan is to put the hive in what is our front yard.  It is on the south side of the house and I am slowly turning the front yard into a edible landscape.  I have already planted raspberries, strawberries, asparagus and blueberries.  There are also fruit trees in the front yard.  The peaches and apricots have been planted up close to the house because we are in a marginal area for those fruits being in low zone 4.

The bees will be introduced to the hive in June.  So we have until then to get their new home ready for their arrival.

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