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Friday, June 22, 2012

Bees and Honey

See this hive?

Look a little closer....amongst the weeds. They're down now, by the way. The weeds I mean. So anyway, this hive looked a little crowded to me. Those dark spots are clusters of bees hanging out on the outside of the hive. And it's time to extract some honey.
So I took the top off of this hive, and


DAMN IT!!! How do they know just the right spot where they can sting you?
And make it hurt!
That thin skin on the ankle....OUCH!


I really do have an ankle. It's all swollen from the sting. And it's hard to walk.
But here's the good news.....

Lots of honey (not from that hive - they were too mean)
and the other good news.
I'm going to bed now,
and I WILL sleep through the night.
Thanks to Benadryl.

Cindy Bee

10 comments:

  1. OUCH!
    Hope it's better when you wake up :)

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  2. Definitely feel better soon!

    But yummmmm honey!

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  3. Well, I'm glad your bees are doing so well and producing lots of lovely honey, especially when you hear of so many hives not prospering. But the sting is another thing entirely - looks very painful. I hope the Benadryl works and that the swelling goes down so you can walk again.

    What will happen to the overcrowded hive of mean bees? Will they swarm if they can't all fit in?

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  4. That ankle looks sore, hope it feels better soon! The honey looks gorgeous, fresh honey... yum!

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  5. Ouch that looks painful but the sweetness will take out the sting at least for a moment.
    I hope you slept well. Hug B

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  6. Cindy, I can't believe those bees stung. It looks painful. Hope you get better. Smiles, xo, Susie

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  7. Cindy,
    Sorry you got stung! Ice it up sister. Lovely honey!
    Julie

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  8. Ouch Cindy! That looks painful. I guess on the up side, even if the Benadryl doesn't help the swelling, it will help you sleep through it. ;)

    Where do you sell your honey?

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  9. robertvickiewiseJune 24, 2012 at 5:29 AM

    I was just telling Elizabeth about your honey and bees. There were a couple of hives in field we pass on the way to Higgins Beach

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  10. Thanks for all of your kind comments. My bee sting is almost gone today. And I've slept really well the last two nights! And the honey is yummy. I don't sell it anywhere in the business sector. I'm a hobby beekeeper and some years I have honey to sell, some years I don't. So I just sell it to people who ask me for it. I bring it to meetings I attend, my husband takes it to work, stuff like that. And Julie, that pic was taken after the ice had been on it for about an hour! I'm ok though....I'm tougher than I look!

    Cindy Bee

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