“May the roof above us never fall in and may we good companions beneath it never fall out.” –Irish Blessing
What better way than to welcome my bees to their new home than with a well said blessing! I certainly felt they earned it after their trek from California all the way to Minnesota and the journey back to the farm. (With my driving skills they probably should have had multiple blessings!)
Again, I was extremely nervous/excited. My bees were finally within my grasp (nicely crated and ready to be installed), but what if I wasn’t ready? Too late for those kind of thoughts; best to proceed, learn and enjoy the ride.
The Video Explanation
I think the best way to fully describe the bee pickup/install journey is with a video. The truth is, I’m having a hard time putting into words my thoughts, emotions and even just what I did that evening. It was a nerve-wracking/fun filled, educational time. I’m not even trying to be overly dramatic with that statement. In the video you will see me shaking, not necessarily from fear, just from emotion. Okay, maybe a little fear. What if I tripped and knocked a hive over with my klutziness?
Nothing to Fear
I can fully say that everything went smoothly, despite Beatrice having her own plan, despite my fumblings. What I thought would be more chaotic, went relatively well. My bees are now in their new hives and ready to do the bee stuff. Let’s get this season moving!