Hanging with the ladies on this glorious sunny Saturday. The recent cold spell hasn't held my honeybees back and four of my five colonies are pretty big already with lots of stores coming in.
It's a great time of year to mark last autumn's queens that weren't done at the end of the season whilst they're still easy to spot and the first photo shows the Crown of Thorns I use to trap the queen whole I daub a small spot of special paint on her thorax. The queen is just out of shot here; I didn't attempt another as I got stung on the finger as soon as I'd taken the photo! 🙄
The last colony is number four; this is the biggest of the lot. I have given them a second super (honey box) but I'm worried about the number of bees on the outside of the hive. There's no sign of swarm preparation inside so this might be a great sign that it's just a big, healthy colony but I think I'll pop back tomorrow and add super number three.
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U owe it 2 yourself 2 head over 2 Netflix this weekend & let @beyonce knock you out of ur gotdamn seat with an unapologetic cultural brilliance & show I can't recall seeing dropped at this level loaded with surprises & the greatest celebration of historically black colleges I've ever seen, made me proud. School is in, she just changed the game & got a new $60,000,000 #netflix deal & dropped a live album of this #cochella performance 2 prove it, congrats B!!!👌🏽🙌🏽✊🏽
Beyoncé rehearsed for 8 months straight for a 2 hr performance yet we give up on our life goals by week 1 sometimes 2. Is it because we don’t want it? Is it because we think we don’t deserve it? Or will ever attain it.
You start a business you don’t get the money you’d like in a 3 months and quit.
You start a workout and it’s completely foreign territory but you apply all your past failed attempts and quit because it doesn’t work.
You start a new nutrition plan and quit because the one day you are a cheat meal and had a few cookies. So you make up your mind that it’s not working and all those people it worked for are unicorns 🦄. Say what you want about Beyoncé I think she just ted talked us, gave us all a history lesson and made us twerk something all in her short documentary.
I think EVERYONE can take something from this documentary and apply into our lives, for me this is a gut check I needed. Ive always loved her work ethic! Her live shows are extraordinary and the energy is through the roof and the haters that compare her and say she isn’t the Queen at what she does look at their lives. #sorrynotsorry I needed to hear her say I don’t think I’ve ever pushed myself this this extreme in my life, I don’t think I ever will but the point is she did it!!! Some of us make decisions already denouncing what we don’t think we’ll do based off of fears, lack of knowledge, past failures, when we see someone else do and make up in our minds reasons why we can’t do that! Heck no she knows she won’t do it like that again because she’s done it before!!! Annnnnd if we know Beyoncé she’ll probably do it again if she knows she has to!
I know many of you needed to see her post twins body vs her performance day body!!! But than they’ll be people who say “that’s Beyoncé though” like she said if her country azz can do it why can’t YOU!!! Anyone else gonna watch again! I know I am to hear more gems I may have missed and to get some more dance steps down 😂
Who’s down to cut out some thangs in their diet and lifestyle in order to get PERFORMANCE ready in LIFE? I have just the thing for you boo let’s chat
Loved our visit to @insectropolis! Pet a rose tarantula, a centipede, and saw this hive which has tunnels to allow the bees to go outside. Apologies to the Beyhive once they see the emojis and think this is about Beyoncé. It’s a different Queen Bee. 😘
Until the flowers start to bloom and the trees start making pollen, the bees need a bit of help on the nutrition front.
1. The brown circle thing to the left is a protein mixture. (The queen cage is off to the right. A marshmallow in the opening will be consumed by the workers and she will be able to get out.) 2. This is a new feeder we are trying that year. It's basically two boxes inside a box with a gap in between. Sugar water is put into the boxes with a floating platform for the bees to stand on while they drink up. The gap is there so they can climb up from the purple box below to access the syrup.
3. Just a little video close up of what's going on.