West Hill Farm & Ranch

Proverbs 24:13-14
13 My son, eat honey, for it is good,
    and the drippings of the honeycomb are sweet to your taste.
14 Know that wisdom is such to your soul;
    if you find it, there will be a future,
    and your hope will not be cut off.

This is a picture of the honey comb that is in the walls of our house.  Yes, we can smell the honey and hear the gentle buzz of the bees when we are inside!  :-)  This particular bee colony runs about nine feet vertically and ten feet diagonally in the front north-west wall of our house.  We have had bees on the south  and east facing sides of our house as well.  The bees must like how the lack of insulation in this old house keeps them warm during the winter.  :-)  We plan to relocate this extensive hive to our bee boxes in the near future.

In the fall of 2014, we added our first honey bee hive to our farm.  We can now officially say that 'We live in a land flowing with milk and honey!'  It is such a sweet reward to be beekeepers!  With the help of friends, the bees were harvested from our old farm house.  We have had honey bees living in our barn, outbuildings, and house off and on for as long as I have lived here (We are celebrating 30 years of marriage this summer!!).  We have more bees yet to be harvested from our house and barn.  We hope to move them and establish more hives this summer.  We are pleased with the bees' hardiness and gentle personalities.  I enjoy walking weekly to our first bee hive to inspect the hive and do maintenance tasks.

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Honey Bees