Monday, June 30, 2008
More and more arrived as the music recital was about to begin.
We had such a variety of instruments and music style from guitar, bass guitar, violin, and piano to bluegrass, classical, hymns, ragtime and folk!
Over 30 students of all ages performed for the audience of over 150! We were pleased with the show of support from family and friends. After the concert, guests proceeded to partake of light refreshments.
Rhonda, Amanda, and Trey were proud of the accomplishments each of the students had made! It was also announced that Rachel was to begin offering mandolin lessons this fall.
What a wonderful performance by everyone! Keep up the good work! We are proud of you!
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
And so it was. . . sadly, the bees were nowhere to be found. With the mother colony still in it's box, the new swarm was off to find a new home.
As we were pulling away, Rhonda spotted the swarm in the honey locust tree at the old home site! Hooray! We were thrilled and Mark and Amanda quickly set to work. When bees swarm, they are a little more docile than in the hive, as they have gorged themselves on honey previous to swarming. While they may be pretty docile, it doesn't mean they can't sting- they are just less likely to.
In somewhat of a hurry, our "uniforms" were definitely not the norm for handling bees. A swarm of bees usually goes into a hive rather quickly. The queen loves darkness and will retreat to the dark cavities of the hive, her court following right behind.After the bees went into the hive, Mark placed the lid on and carried them to their new home, next to their mother hive. Needless to say, they are happily living in their new home, pollinating the surrounding area. What an adventure!
And as the old saying goes, "A swarm in June is worth a silver spoon."