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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Busy Bees at Circle Creek

We love Spring Time here at Circle Creek and have 20,000 new arrivals this year, honey bee's that is. On May 2, 2012 John and Jay Bottorff released the little ladies (Italian Breed)
into their new homes, two new hives set along the banks of the Pilchuck Creek. 

Once released, they immediately start working, building comb, gathering pollen and establishing their new home. They are very friendly and easy to be around. Staying calm and relaxed when working around them is best, they can sense it if your afraid.

The Queen starts laying eggs and gets acquainted with her new family. The worker bee's head out and gather pollen. First day out at the Creek on one of the apple trees. We have so many apples on the trees this year, it's incredible.

One of our happy hives. We're so excited for the harvest in late Summer, we anticipate lots of honey and bee's wax. Bee's wax is excellent in lip balm and skin care. Can't wait to try out some recipe's. 

More to come on our Bee Adventure!


Sister Patty said...

How exciting is this? Can't wait to hear more about the bees wax!

GardenGirl said...

love your bees! always wanted to do it too! way to go guys!
deb <3

pbrenner said...

Fabulous! I used to live in a house with a terraced front yard - one of the terraces was completely covered in rosemary plants. I loved the sound of the bees as they visited the rosemary flowers, one of the sweetest (pun intended, lol) sounds on eartH! Can't wait to see the results of their hard work!


Anonymous said...

Awesome!! Are the bees not aggressive when you get that close to take pictures?...they don't seem to mind...


Hi Daniel, the bees do not mind us around them as long as we move nice and easy. They just go about their business. It is truly amazing to watch them work. Next year we hope to harvest our first honey from them. Thanks for the question! John and Brenda