Life at Indigo Acres has been extremely busy. Our last few weeks have been spent tending to the gardens and storing 400+ bales of hay, in the hay barn. We need approximately 450 bales of hay, each year, for the animals. At least the heat and humidity have calmed down a bit, making the task of stacking hay a bit more manageable! We did take a few hours to hang out with the bees and check in on Thelma II, Louise and the ladies…
Overall, Thelma II is doing a fabulous job! Her frames were filled with eggs. It was nice to see so much activity in the hive, now that Thelma II has settled in. Although Thelma I is no longer with us, her daughters are being much more efficient with their new Queen. Our hope is that enough bees with hatch and store a full supply of honey, to sustain the hive, through our long Michigan Winter.
We are already looking ahead to Spring 2019, when we will add two more colonies to our apiary. We have decided to call our two new Queens, Laverne and Shirley. How exciting!
Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just BEE You!