Sunday, June 10, 2012
Hit the Ground Running
The last three weeks have been a blur of activity.
After a couple days deployment volunteering for Red Cross, driving a 26' U-Haul across the province from city to city, I sat in the a hotel room.
I realized I couldn’t remember what city I was in. We had hit the ground running that morning and had been to many cities, loading shelter cots to take to northern Canada where wildfires blazed. It was hot and sweaty work.
[Photo - a secondary swarm on a cedar hedge].
And after relaxing and washing off the sweat I couldn't remember where I was.
I think it was the first three swarms that I lost out on that fed this new swarm collecting addiction. I just couldn’t let them go. I caught one off a cedar hedge, a secondary swarm 6’ off the ground. Easy as pie.
I decided to change the orientation of the new hives from east to south facing.
After a couple weeks on the run after swarms I had a moment to relax in the bee yard.
I found myself looking at all these new hives. There were so many I couldn't remember which hive came from where.
I had six. But now I have 14.