Saturday, January 22, 2011

Keep Bees, Crack Nuts

When deciding to keep bees, one should realize that this hobby will impact not only the gifts you give (honey, chapstick, candles) but also the gifts you receive.  Just got this excellent nutcracker from my sister-in-law in Wisconsin.

He has fine tools including a hat with a veil, an old fashioned skep hive and a bee the relative size of a falcon, plus the small decorative bee on his hat.  I presume the pipe is for smoking the bees.

He also has the traditional handle in the back for operating his nutcracking jaw.  Nuts are good with honey, I think.  Welcome to the house, little beekeeper.

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