Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!!! The excitement at my place today! We are now proud owners of bees - about 4000 Paul assured my young son today as he was trying to count up all our pets. (Just in case you were curious - 1 dog, 1 cat, 6 chickens, a rescued cockatiel, 2 fish, the worms and now our bees -> all of them are named. "Wormy worms" for the worms and now "Queenie and the Broodies" for the collectives). Even my teenage daughter, who, if she wasn't part Phillapino, would be as pale as a vampire from her lack of outdoorsness, suited up along with me and Zack to watch the bees go in their hive. AMAZING! Thanks to Paul from Brisbane backyard bees for my beautiful hive and Lissa - your blogs made me think it was all possible. Here are some of the photo's.
My eldest daughter took this from the trampoline - she's a little bit wary of the bees.
A trip to bunnings to put some flowers underneath.
Even more excitement today, my delivery from fowlers arrived. I am now in the possession of a preserving kit and dehydrator. Just in time too as I am about to have a glut of banana's. We still have 3 hands left (of about 12 banana's each) and have 2 full ones inside and the last of them are now showing signs of ripening.
Some gorgeous sunflowers that managed to survive the plague of grasshoppers that devastated everything. Strawberries (10 x redland joy and 10 x sugar baby) have all survive the transplant and have new leaves developing.
My Rosella's. I have a large freezer bag full of these at the moment and am going to do one final harvest before my mum gets here next week. She is going to show me how to make Rosella jam with the fowlers jars and preserving kit.
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