Sunday, June 27, 2010

B day...












Our resident piano tuner just happens to be a bee expert also.  She was called in to remove a hive that had evolved inside an old stereo speaker outside the house of a resident that is deathly allergic to bees.  She called The Field Lab and asked if I was interested in adopting them.  My first thought was bee stings - my second thought was Field Lab Honey...so I said sure,  prepped a rain cover for them, and she dropped them off.  75,98,73,0,B

11 comments:

Rocket Ship Radio said...

Should have gotten her to tune your piano while she was there.

John Wells said...

She is known as the resident piano tuner because she has been working on my piano.

frann said...

Just kinda fits doesn't it. Your going to have that big green house so they won't have to go far for lunch! They only sting if you swat, swing your hat or sit on one.

Just Me said...

Plans are in place to get the bees moved into a workable Langstroth hive. They're not doomed to live in a speaker forever.

LeoinSA said...

Water. Provide water close to the hive and far away from your house and shower. Otherwise they'll soon become pests and not as welcome as they might be.

I'd suggest a 2 or 5 gallon chicken/poultry waterer. Float some small wood bits so if they fall into the water they can get out.

I said...

bees are very interesting, I hope they are up and running by the time I visit. Ive always wanted to see a hive. problem is Im alergic and always run away from bees screaming and waving my hands in the air. You could sell seats and the folks can have a good laugh.

ezrablu said...

Hey honey, swat ya doing, you biZzzzy, biZzzzzy guy?

:P

Joking aside...very cool addition to TFL!

tortuga said...

I was a hobby beekeeper for 8 years and would comment that an EpiPen http://www.epipen.com/ would be a good addition to your medical kit. Many people say they are "deathly" allergic to bee stings, which usually means it hurts and is swelling up. A true venom allergy may have a much stronger reaction including breathing difficulty. I really enjoyed my bees when I had them but with visitors you need to be prepared.

chempilot said...

awesome new neighbors. bee buzzing is better than a droning generator! ;O)

will we have a Bee-cam soon?

Allen Hare said...

Bees are good people. A good addition to the Field Lab, noting above precautions.

Best of luck with all your endevours.

delgrego said...

Check out this guy's youtube channel for tons of beekeeping goodness. This vid outlines the crush and strain method of extracting honey.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8b4k-RIH14&feature=player_embedded#!