Tuesday, July 13, 2010

what happened with the bees? and the honey?

as you can see from the video in my last post, we did catch the bees. and there was a queen in there. so we (i say "we" but it was mostly the hubby who did the catching. what a sweetie!) scooped up the bees and put them in a box. and there they've sat for almost a week now. does anyone have a need for a few honey bees and a queen? we've been feeding them with sugar water so they're still alive. but they won't really be much use if they continue to sit in there for too much longer. we also checked our hives and they both have queens and are doing fine.

so, what are we doing with the honey?
honey jars
putting it in jars, ya big dumb dumb!

bottling up the honey
sticky process!

honey bottles
look how pretty it is.

also, we've gotten a lot of questions on the DSS stuff. we're, of course, waiting for them to do the LAST step in the certification process! we finished our classes almost 3 weeks ago and they told us that the last thing we had to do was schedule with an outside agency to do a "home assessment." that's where they come in, look at the baby room and ask us a few questions to determine if we're really ready to get a kid. so i've been waiting and waiting for them to call us to schedule that. i've emailed and called my case worker so many times she's stopped answering me. so i don't know what the holdup is there. BUT, once we're done that step, we'll be completely certified. so we've been working on the baby room. it's pretty much done. check it out:

baby room

baby room

they sell these stick-on things that we put on the wall and on the toy box. it instantaneously transforms a room with so much ease. totally cool! and how cute are those safari animals? very cute!


Firework Baby said...

1st- yummy honey!!

2nd- that room is too cute!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome -- both on the honey and the room, which looks totally different in just a week! Nice job!


discipleassisi said...

WOW!!! The honey is really beautiful. and not just the way it looks, but the whole process. I love that y'all tend bees together, and meet your community, and do all the stuff that makes us human, and then you get the world's perfect food as a result of your human-ness :) yay.

On a different note, the baby's room is adorable! What a transformation! I LOVE the jungle animal decals :) Looks awesome you guys, I'm proud to know you :*)