Saturday, April 12, 2008

Naming the Hives

"Left Hive" and "Right Hive" are awfully dull, so the plan is to give each hive its own special name. Top contenders are Lucy and Ethel, Lavern and Shirley, Thelma and Louise, and Leah and Rachel. The name Beulah has floated around, but without a second corresponding name. Please feel free to vote. For a thousand dollars, I will name a hive after you.


Laura Sue said...

Totally awesome! A bee blog! So, how many times have you gone out and checked on them in the last 2 days? I mean, not to get into the hive body, of course! ;^) Just to stand there and watch! I'm embarrassed to say how many times we've been out there!

Chapeltree said...

Happily, I can see the hive from the kitchen. Saturday afternoon I sat in the kitchen on a chair with a pair of binoculars and watched them fly about. I've also walked out there more times than I can count. I want to peek in the hive and see if they are eating the sugar water, but since it is a cold day, they are getting some peace from their keeper. I'll give them a few days before the next pester. My beekeeping coworker tells me that this time of year I can go behind the hive and peek in to check the food supply without even smoking them, which is good to know.

Chapeltree said...

Ended up naming the right hive "Sylvia" after a former coworker who died of cancer this year. Assistant beekeeper named the left hive "Rachel."