>Took a bit of a break from cabinet making today, to pick up my new Bees. Up until recently I was a bee-keeper with two hives to look after, however with the recent cold weather(it got down to -17 here) I lost both hives. So today, I had to go see my friend the bee-keeper, he’s going to retire as he lost all his hives bar one in the frosts too, and has generously given me his last hive. These are a nice calm strain of bees, so I’m over the moon.
Here they are all loaded up, ready to go. One hive and 10,000 bees ready to go.
I decided to insulate the hive this time, as a precaution.
It was also time to make up some more frames, these come in kits with the wax in wire already.
You can just make out the wire in this frame.
Hopefully come May I can split this hive and have two again.
It was also a chance to take a photo of the plate rack I made him recently. This is bow fronted in oak and the finish is fumed with Amonia to give it a darker appearance.
Back to cabinet making tomorrow with a little Traditionally veneered Rosewood jewellery box,
Thanks for looking.