Monday, June 6, 2011
Dave and his wife, Mary, gave me all the advice and guidance I was hoping for as I purchased the supplies for my first two hives. I left the store with a box of hive parts, a new spotless white jacket with hood, gloves, a smoker and a hive tool. I also left with the name and number of a couple, Teresa and Randy Wagoner, that agreed to supply me with two nucs upon my return from vacation. The trip was an amazing success.
This past Sunday, I spent several hours assembling frames and hive boxes. I have two supers but one of the brood boxes was missing a side so I was only able to assemble one of those. I also assembled 40 frames. Borrowing a friends air compressor and nail gun was such a blessing. I think I'll be buying Rob both of those tools for Father's Day. They made the job go much more quickly than pounding nails.