Yes, my engineering side shows in this article’s title, what can I say?
Newly Selected Bee Packages
The day our bees arrived we took off work early to drive down to Virginia Bee Supply to pick up our two packages and equipment. Picking out our packages was a very unceremonious process, we gave our names and then were told to grab two packages from the trailer covered in bee packages. We had no idea what to look for so I looked around a little bit and picked out a couple packages that seemed to have fewer dead bees on the bottom and felt heavier than the others and put it in the back of our car. We then went to the back shed (which is the main store room for the business) and picked up our jacket, brush, and smoker. Continue reading
Washed Out Lawn Area
Martha did a fantastic job prepping our rain barrels. Now it is time for me to install them! We decided that our first two rain barrels would reside in our back yard as we had a bit of trouble with water flowing from the existing down spouts from the roof into our lawn and washing away grass in a large section.
Installation turned out to be very easy for me. The only tools I used were a hack saw, power drill, and flat head screw driver. The only other equipment needed was four cement blocks that we had purchased earlier at the hardware store to use as a base for the rain barrels and some extra flexible tubing to guide the water from the downspout into the top of the rain barrels. Luckily we already had such tubing laying around and just cut a couple short pieces off as needed.