hiving the bees

Most of these photos are by Lucy McFadden. photo by Lucy McF

In April Mom and Lucy came to help me get ready for the bees’ arrival from Georgia.  We picked the bees up early one morning in the East Village and hived them. We also had time to go to Marlow for oysters, Five Leaves for breakfast, Sprout Home for honeysuckle and trumpet vines,  and John Derian for costumes.

I was very lucky they came to help me.

last coat of paint
one package is 3 lbs, or about 10,000 bees
a single frame with natural beeswax foundation

moon river on grand st

Queen Lucy