It's almost bee day!

Mr. Nake-id has been preparing for the arrival of the bees. Here he is building a hive stand. Hive stands keep the hives off the moist earth and allow for ventillation and air flow. Bees like mold about as much as we do.

This design is simple and clever with extra supports to bear the weight of a honey-filled hive.

See?

He has since painted the stands--Iconic Green--like our powder room, and today he is off to buy screened bottom boards, devices which help with mite detection and ventillation. We also need to get busy making bee food, sugar water and pollen patties, given our late-breaking spring. Bees come on Sunday!

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