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2.06.2012

Show your Support to Louisiana Beekeepers

Kim Hastings and her 4th grade students from North Live Oak Academy in Watson have gotten the mayor and the city council in Hammond to consider overturning their longstanding ban on keeping bees within city limits. The initial phase was successful and it will now be open to the public at the next council meeting - February 7th at 5:30. Anyone wishing to show support can attend.
The state apiary inspector Allen Fabre, and Louisiana Beekeepers Association board member Robert Taylor will be present


 UPDATE- IT PASSED !! CONGRATULATIONS TO KIM AND HER CLASS AT NORTH LIVE OAK , THEIR FAMILIES AND THE CITY OF HAMMOND!!!

Sweet Gift of Hope

Two new NUCs of Russians  should arrive in April.
My yard has been so sad and quiet since I lost my last ones to robbers.
 Even so-

 I am having a hard time comprehending the blessings
that have come to me since I have started keeping bees.
 People have been giving me honey left and right, and little bee themed gifts.
 Pollen and three kinds of honey from Quintana roo, the yucatan arrived this past month.

 But the most wonderful  of all gifts arrived this past weekend.
The best gift of all, to an empty  home, a new queen!!! - and
the most beautiful honeybees that I have ever seen !!!
I asked a young man and future entomologist  what I should name them..
since " Love"  and "Grace" were already reserved for my ordered Russian NUCs...
"Hope " he replied.
How astute and appropriate.
They are indeed a sweet "Gift of Hope".
and they are the most beautiful sweet Italian Bees  that I  have ever seen...so
Welcome "Sweet Hope"
 or "Dolce Speranza"  
We hope that you will be happy and content in your new home..
I will do everything that I can to keep you happy and healthy.
I  have placed  her  facing East and in the comfort  and company of
the gardenias, the yupon, the wisteria and the pines...
 Photos to follow shortly.