Today I met up with Chef Isaac to hive some packages at his two yards, there were others helping but I am really bad with names, sorry. We got a real break in the weather, friday we had snow, today it was in the 70's
This was my first ever real contact with live bees and I have to tell you I had a blast. First chef showed us what he wanted us to do then basically let us at it. I kinda lost count but figure between the two yards I did maybe 6 packages, plus I showed one young girl (about 13 ?) how two do it and she did two herself. Between the group we took lots of pictures and I will post some here over the next day or so, too tired right now.
Chef is a really nice guy, as is his partner Jason, I hope many of you get to meet him.
One of the yards was the one he lost to the flooding, kinda hard to describe but the flood pictures he posted do not really convey how high the water had to get to flood in the first place.
After we were done chef took us all out to lunch which was really nice, to top it off he gave me 3 packages so now instead of starting with two next week I had to rush home and make up some sugar water, I should be hiving these tomorrow.... Thankyou Chef.
ok one picture tonight,
One more, sorry on the quality I was using a camera phone.
Little fun note, I believe there was 8 helping out in total and only one person got stung.........chef Isaac :)