Regular readers will probably remember the post a couple of months ago titled There's a Bed in My Living Room! Thankfully, the bed has been removed--it's already stained and is being varnished in the garage--but isn't quite finished.
Taking the bed's place are two beehives...in the living room! Like father like son... Jonathan lost one of his beehives this winter and decided to build bigger and better hives for this season. A new shipment of 10,000 bees is due tomorrow, so these hives have to be ready pronto: These top-bar hives will have a screened bottom that will catch mites as they drop down from the combs so the bees won't get mite disease--at least that's what I understood from all the bee talk! In the photo below you can see the screen attached as he's placing it on the bottom:Thankfully, he's been careful with his project, and the living room seems none the worse for the building projects that have been going on lately.
I think I'm going to put in a request for a real workshop to be built for the guys...outside! :)
(In case you noticed, you can catch a glimpse of some of Granny's baskets there on the floor to the left in the photo. Hannah had several new ones out to take some photos, and then she'll list them in Granny's Etsy shop...love that blue-handled potato masher basket!)
Updated to add:
Mark that blue-handled tater masher basket SOLD! I think Granny should hire me for her marketing manager, don't you? :)