Another 'new beginning Monday'. Hello friends, I hope you all are refreshed from a sweet weekend.
Speaking of a sweet weekend.....You are not going to believe this, we are still pinching ourselves this morning. Yesterday, when the Mr. went to put a pollen patty in the year old hive, he noticed, a flurry of bee activity about 15 feet from the hive that now houses the swarm from last weekend. He went over to the neighbors tarp covered trailer, only to discover...another 'swarm'!
He came home and rushed to get the new hive box that he just purchased on Friday, it hasn't even been painted.
I got my bee gear on too in case I needed to help out. I felt safe enough to get right in there and get some good shots for you all.
I love how the bees look suspended in mid air! I am so pleased with the camera on my phone...not bad.
My honey watching them make their way in to their new home..He did have to do some mild encouraging.
This makes 3 swarms coming all within about a 100ft radius. We are trying to figure out why this is happening...it looks as though they keep coming down from the hillside. If anyone knows about this, we would love your thoughts on this.
On to the big Happy Birthday USA, party on the 4th. I'm sure you all have your menu planned and will be having the family favorites as usual and perhaps a few new items as well.
I will be trying my hand at a Mixed Berry Pavlova, and in keeping with the 'red, white and blue' theme, will be adding blueberries too.
Isn't this one a beauty? I searched for an image but this one came with a recipe too, you can find it here.
My question to you....Have you ever made Pavlova and, if so, how did it go?
I will be brave once again and share the results of my endeavor...fingers crossed that it goes better than the Macaron caper.
Have a lovely day, I will be off to the Bee Supply later, to replenish our hive boxes...just in case! xo