Monday, April 12, 2010

Another dream satisfied...

I love raising bees, but have been looking for a vintage hive...
however, the other day at Sisters',
I was strolling the grounds looking for pictures...and there it was...
in all it's glory...
my hive...

Isn't it just the cutest!!!
That's what I thought...
so now the business of cleaning and repairing in under way.
I can't decide whether to paint white or to use a waterseal
to retain the weathered patina...

All of the frames have been scraped,
a new bottom has been installed...

Now for the caulking...and the bees...
However, it may be too late in the season for me to order my queen and her slaves,
but if so, there is always next year,
and I will continue to plant flowers and trees for food source
when my lil' critters do arrive.
Can you feel my thrill...?

Next, the chickens...heehee...

7 comments:

willow said...

Bees! how fun. I've always thought I'd like to do the bee thing.

The Attic said...

RUN Scratchy, RUN!!! hahaha. Sophie has picked up a couple of bees in her lifetime. Her poor little pug mug got so swollen and we had to race her to the emergency room. Now I have been told all you need to do is give a Benadryl, but it's a little scary when there's trouble breathing. :(

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

That is a great find! You are so lucky to have found that. I have been looking for one also..Have a fun restoreing it...Julian

Kelly Aaron Mosaics said...

Is there anything you don't know how to do?! Your interests and talents amaze me. I'm glad the blog gods brought us together.

Hugs.

underthegypsytree(at)gmail.com said...

Wonderful to find your blog I am about 10 minuets from the sisters gardens. I always wondered what it was. :)
Thanks
~Adair

MARY PERNULA said...

OMG! This bee keep is the cutest thing ever, I would be planting a lot of flowers also. I am very thrilled for you. What a score for the garden. XO MARY

MyMaracas said...

There was a beehive here when we moved in, but we had a beekeeper come and take it away, bees and all. I kind of regret that now, and wish I had just had him move it away from the house. The one you have is so quaint.