Last week I went with Curtis' 8th grade group to tour Washington D.C. (another blog post). Part of the tour was visiting the National Zoo. Emily Maloy and her kids joined us and we saw lots of birds. They are good friends from Bend that now live in Maryland where Wyatt is in Medical school through the Air Force. It was great to see them. Emily is expecting #6 any day.
|Sheryl, Emily, Ian, Amanda and Keith (Dokey)|
Ian, Dokey, and Mary
On Mother's Day, we picked up our two packages of bees (10k each) and installed them successfully in the deluxe hives Jonathan built.
|The queen comes in her own cage. The other bees eat the candy cork to release her inside the hive gradually.|
Curtis was nervous at first, but after suiting up and watching Jonathan, he jumped in and helped (he's brushing strays into the hive box so they don't get smushed). No bee stings yet!