Things have been as busy as my bees are outside. That's right--I got bees! My bee-mentor Cheryl and I removed a colony of bees that had moved into a cable box in the backyard of a husband/metalsmith and a wife/watercolor instructor. We scooped the bees into a box and brought them to my backyard, where they have been happily buzzing for a few weeks now.
We placed the hive right outside the living room window. Dave and I love to stand and watch the little bees coming and going from the hive, bringing nectar and pollen for the colony. I am hoping they establish in the hive well and make a lot of wax for me to use for encaustic paintings (and a lot of honey for me to share with everyone I know).