The first of two hives arrived today. We are hosting the bees for a local keeper. The hum of the hive is strangely calming. If the honey is anything like what we pulled out of our barn wall, it will be wonderful.
That’s an electric fence setup you see in the background. Colorado Parks and Wildlife supplies it to protect the hives from bears. We had a mama and her adolescent cub visit our trash can a couple weeks ago. They came back the next week and got a few of our neighbor’s chickens. CPW has set a trap so they can relocate them.