Friday, August 20, 2010

Busy as a Bee

I've been so busy with nursing and photography lately. I actually thought that August was going to be a time for me to rest and catch up on things, and to some extent it has been. However, still so many things going on right now. I started a new job this week at UK working in a new unit! My first week was so good, I really think it's going to be a good move for me. So this is a new move, but as with most changes still a little stressful and out of my comfort zone. Secondly, I didnt have any wedding scheduled this month, but I am at no loss for business August and getting new clients every week! Exciting!! Even though I have no weddings, I still have many photo shoots planned and still planning more!

What I'm sharing with you today is a more personal post. Josh and I took a little mini-vacation down to Alabama to visit my Grandparents this first week of August! We had a great visit. Grandad and I decided to check out the progress of his bee hive. He robbed them a few months ago, but since it's been so dry they have not been able to replenish the hive to much of an extent. Bees are an amazing thing to study and learn about. The intricacies of their ways is so amazing that it's overwhelming that God could put such knowledge into something that is so small and most live only a few weeks.

Most of the time I take my camera with me, but dont really use it since my grandparents are not too fond of having their picture taken. This time, I was kicking myself for leaving my camera at home, but I borrowed grandad's camera for these pictures. Hope you enjoy them!

This is the smoker, we used cedar shaving which smell amazing. The smoke will make them sleepy. We really didnt need it much since the hive was pretty calm this morning.

In addition to honey bees also make glue that they seal the entire hive with. Everything had to be pried apart.

This is an empty honey comb.

There's honey in this one!

This is a grate that will prevent the queen from getting up into the top of the hive where all the honey is harvested from. There are boxes of empty comb stacked on top of this they will fill with honey. Below this is full of honey they will eat on through the winter and where the worker bees are born.

The bees enter through the bottom of the hive.

The entrance

And of coarse, what you've all been waiting for...ME in my fashion forward bee attire! I think it really show my figure and face off to their full advantage!

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