Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Stainless steel bee sculptures for sale

It's been just too busy to post blog entries lately.  I've had more than enough to write about but not the time to write.  Besides working with the bees and plants, I'm getting back into metal sculptures and have been making all sorts of honey bee sculptures of various sizes.  The largest so far is made of heavy stainless steel with a wingspan of over four feet.  I'll offer them for sale in different sizes in stainless steel or regular steel. 
Honey Bee metal sculptures for sale

And today was typical of how my days have been going with a full schedule of things that need to be done.  After an early arrival at the Florida Bee Farm, I noticed our two peach trees which were loaded with fruit were completely stripped of their fruit.  And not a single peach was on the ground which makes me think that possibly some animal made off with them.  Not sure.
53" stainless steel (wing span) Honey Bee Sculpture on bee shed overlooking apiary
28.5" wing span Steel Honey Bee Sculpture hanging out on a log overlooking the apiary

The next thing I noticed after opening the bee shed was a lot of buzzing going on inside the shed.  Turns out a swarm of bees decided to make a new home inside the shed !  So the morning was spent relocating the wayward bees into a proper home. I didn't have my bee vac hose with me so I had to hand carry most of the bees to their new home.  The funniest thing though was the bees were clumped up on all my bee tools that were haphazardly thrown on the bench.  And a little cardboard box that originally held my one handed queen catcher was completely full of bees.  My guess is the queen was in the box that said "one handed queen catcher" on the side of it.  How ironic.  So all the bees were coaxed into a nuc I had waiting over by the hives.  Quite a busy morning for sure.

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