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Hello all!

Late last summer, Daniel Arenas, Kathy Jordan and I met out at the bee yard for our weekly inspection.  We had been contending with some parasitic and disease problems in some of our hives and needed to evaluate the success of the prescribed treatments.  Within minutes after meeting outside the yard and before we suited up, all three of us shared what the Lord had been speaking to each of us concerning our chosen method of bee keeping.  Simultaneously, the Lord had impressed all of us to switch our bees over to top-bar hives.  And so, with that confirmation, we began the process of researching and learning all that we could about the more natural process of keeping bees in top-bar hives.

In March, Daniel took a two-day class on top-bar bee keeping in Waco, Texas.  He came home from the class full of knowledge and enthusiasm.  Daniel and his team immediately began preparing new top-bar hives and a new bee yard for the arrival of our bees in April.  

Yesterday, the bees arrived at the post office!  With more storms on the way, the crew pitched tents over the bee yard to protect the bees as they settle in to the top-bar hives.  Here, then, is Tracey’s video of the bees!

Blessings,

Pam

 

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8 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Kathy Jordan on April 25, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    Great job Bee Guardians!

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  2. Posted by crystal on April 25, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    Shift..agree

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  3. Wow, It’s really Fabulous that we are getting more bees for GOZ, by the way, where are these hives set up? We just had some bees approved of and delivered to the Community Garden here in Garland, TX. and we were immediately cautioned about two very important items; 1) NOT to bring any BANANAS into the garden (or even peelings for the compost) B/C the aroma of bananas smells to the bees like combat and causes them to go on the defense (or even attack) AND 2) NOT to walk in FRONT of where ever the hive is facing, which also causes them to become aggressive in protecting their hive and also 3) to wear light or white clothes so they don’t mistake you for a bear trying to get their honey!!! Of course youz guys may already know all this stuff, but I didn’t and was very relieved to be informed about such pre-cautions. Is there anything else we need to know, that comes to mind? The bee news is quite the Buzzzz,,,I’m very happy about our promotion of bees!!! You go bee-keepers!!!

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  4. Posted by Vickie on April 26, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Praying for successful bee keeping……..God Bless!

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  5. Posted by Penny Krevatas on April 26, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    O Wow, praying for success with bees.

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  6. Posted by Maria Wennberg on April 26, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    I am so thankful that you are so diligent with all that the LOrd entrusts you with. I love to see those bees, in a healthy happy home, flying throughout the garden. God bless your efforts and thank you for hearing the Lord and obeying Him. Maria

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  7. Posted by Heidi Woodham on April 28, 2015 at 3:03 am

    Loved your sharing about the bees!! Bless the Bees, Bee Keepers and the photographer too!!

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  8. My sister have always been interesting in bee keeping.

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