Yesterday Mark saw something unusual on one of the backyard hives so he went to check it out and saw this funny little cluster of bees on the side of the box. Can you see what I didn’t see at first?
A big ole queen!
She’s an extra and we’re not sure where she came from because our two hives have their queens – spotted during the Saturday morning class. So hmmm….Mark thinks perhaps she got lost during a mating flight or something. Wouldn’t it be neat to have that bee-cam on the bees? 🙂
So, we kept pretty busy this past weekend between the bee biz and church. I don’t think we’ve ever been this busy in our lives with work and personal lives and now they are so intertwined. We love what we’re doing with GBR and we love that good feeling at night when rest finally comes…sometimes we’re so tired, I fall asleep while we talk. And sometimes we can’t sleep because we are so excited about all the opportunities we’ve been presented with since we started doing this. What a blessing our life is!
Saturday we did split work with David and Mark working the bee class here at that Bee Ranch. They had a good class – nice and full at about 13 or 14. I’ve got to load and fix pictures and then get them loaded so thanks for your patience, everyone! Meanwhile, a few miles away, my friend Jessica worked the booth with me at the Elks Lodge Christmas Crafts Fair – their first one. We had a lovely time together. 🙂 There were, however, only about 23 vendors there, not the 30 we thought were signed up for the event. While we sure appreciate the customers who did stop by to make purchases, we were surprised by the very low turnout (if there was a total of 50 customers that day, then I’d be surprised). So, we are sorry if any of you read my post on Facebook saying there’d be 30 local merchants at the event and then you decided to trek out there. We were just sharing the information we were given. Live and learn! Along with most of the other vendors, we’re not likely to do another event like that unless we know what the anticipated crowd/attendance will be. It’d be one thing if it was me and Mark working the booth (we don’t have to pay ourselves!). But when you have to pay two contractors to work the events and then you don’t make enough sales because of low attendance at the main event of the day…well, you lose money. We can’t afford too many of those lessons so let’s hope for a big turnout at Yulefest coming up the first Sunday in December (that’s right around the corner!).