Wednesday, April 01, 2009

the best april fools joke in the world

except that it's true.

so today's my birthday. happy birthday to me.

happy birthday to me

here's the saga of my day.

on my way home from work tonight i was in a 3 car accident. someone cut me off in traffic and they hit the person in front of me. i, in turn, hit them. no one was hurt, thankfully, other than just a few scrapes and bruises. i'm sure i'll feel sore tomorrow. but the car is totaled, i'm certain. the front bumper was totally crunched in and it had smashed the radiator. the irony is that i know the person who cut me off. she was my intern from last year and the other passenger in the car was our other intern. nice.

on the plus side we got to install the bees. that went really well. only one sting which i can't blame her because i was really banging them around. so here are a few picts of the process.

the package of bees next to the hive

baldman spraying the package of bees with sugar honey

waldie dumping the bees into the hive

bees at the bottom of the hive

hanging the queen

completely installed hive


Erica said...

I love that you have a full on bee suit. Adorable.

Ben Waldie said...

Maddie has informed me that the worker bees are called drones. ;-)

Waldie said...

actually, the male bees are called drones. the workers are females and they're just called workers. but, still, that's pretty smart of her. holly has informed me that the name of the queen in my colony is called zelda.

so there you have it.

Dogwood Dell said...

Happy belated B-day!

So happy that you have your bees for your bee-day!

(OK - Bad pun!)

Paul Snatchko said...

Belated Happy Birthday!!

Sorry to hear about the accident. What a thing to happen on your b-day!

THANK YOU for what you're doing with the bees. We need 'em!