Well, today is the official beginning of candle making activities here at the new Bee Ranch on Kingsbury – the wax tank is plugged in and heating up so Mark can pour his first round tomorrow! That’s good news because we can’t even keep up with the demand for some of the candles. It appears the floating flower candles are quite popular and after the weekend market and Yulefest, we were totally wiped up. As in, there is now a waiting list that includes me and my sister in NC. Can you believe it? I’ve been wait-listed! I’m happy for Mark and the business but a little worried about getting enough made for orders before Christmas. So…more molds have been ordered and nopefully they will arrive SOON!
It’s been sort of hectic what with the moving and cleaning of the old Bee Ranch. We close on the deal this Thursday so it’s crunch time on that matter in addition to the orders we’ve been receiving in person and online. Wonderful to be so busy but man, we are a little tired. Our goal is to get to bed by 11pm. Let’s see if that happens.
When we were at the old Bee Ranch, I loved having a kitchen window through which I could see the backyard and I could even see Mark working in the Honey House. I always enjoyed that. I’m happy that at the new BR, I can continue that practice though the temporary shop does not have a window. But still, I can see the hives and I can see Mark coming and going as he was when I was home for lunch today. It’s going to be really nice once we get the new HH built over here. And we can tell Smokey’s happy to have Mark and Stan working around the area; he loves company outside. 🙂
Okay, off to ready myself for bed. This beekeper’s queen is rather pooped tonight and must retire. Ciao.