The Arrival of Our Beekeeping Supplies

We ordered our beekeeping supplies in January. They arrived just a few days after we ordered them.

 

Abigail, eager to get our beekeeping supplies, went outside barefoot in the middle of January. They were huge boxes and extremely heavy.

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Abigail and our three boxes of beekeeping supplies.

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Abigail holding a one gallon feeder. A feeder holds sugar syrup in a safe way for the bees to eat.

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I am holding a package of deep, unassembled  frames. Deep frames will be holding brood and pollen in spring, summer, fall, and winter. Abigail is holding a bee brush. Bee brushes are used to gently brush bees off frames and other surfaces.

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Here is the inside of one of the boxes of bee supplies. You can see foundation which we will put in the frames to give the bees a head start on making comb. There are bee jackets with attached veils which are used to protect our face, arms and chest from bee stings. You can also see a brown box. Inside this box is a smoker which is used to calm down bees.

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Abigail and her bee suit.

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This is the smoker. Abigail won a smoker at the annual IHPA conference. Now we have two smokers.

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Foundation and frames in the box.

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I love my suit so much I started playing games in it.

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Abigail and me modeling our new suits and acting like weirdos.

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Bethany

 

One Reply to “The Arrival of Our Beekeeping Supplies”

  1. Truly the fashion of the day. It must make you proud to be setting out on such a wonderful adventure. Can’t wait to see you with your own bees and honey. Looks like you are well prepared. Bee-utiful!

    Grandma Kelly

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