Bees and Bengals
The first thing you need to do for your Total Bee Expierence is nip over to the Birdchick's Blog and read her post. She gives a detailed step by step account in which you will no doubt learn a great deal more than my account, which goes something like We Were So Covered In Bees!!!!!!
After you have read The Birdchick's account, come back and we will speak further.
Cool, wasn't it?
I have to say tho, in a way, I kind of missed the terror, and chaos of last year. After we got done last year, I felt as if we had Done Something huge, (think Trial By Fire) and we were not the same people, Something had changed forever.
This year it was very much, ho-hum, yes, Covered in Bees, in you go Darlings, get to work.....Strange.
I went down this morning to un-block the entrances (you block them so the bees will get the idea that this is their new digs) and of course, they had already taken care of this (not real effective, apparently) and the Kelli hive was buzzing away, and when I opened the top, and looked into the feeder box, bees were feeding nicely.
In the Mimi hive tho, it was silent, and when I looked in no one was feeding. Just a couple bees flying around outside. I was not wearing a bee suit, so I was kind of nervous to go deeper into the hive, into the brood box and take a look, I'm a brave women, but not insane. We will have to see what happens. I dropped the Bridchick a note, and we will see what she has to say.
Moving away from Bees, and onto Fiends from Hell (IE Bengals) I got a note from the Great Lakes Bengal Rescue Accoc, which I am a member of, that there is a Kitty in need of rescue and a foster home. I may be getting a new friend for a short time, poor thing. The GLBR takes in Bengals that people need to give up for whatever reason, mostly because people get these cats and then find out they are WAY more cat than they bargained for. The are not Cute Little Kitties with Spots. The are super smart, way high energy, on the go Fiends. They can and will leap entertainment centers in a single bound, open cupboards, remove the entire contents of your purse in seconds and if you are eating, they WANT some of it, and No is not an option.
We have also spoken of what can happen if you don't get out of bed soon enough to feed them.
That all being true and said, they will also love you. Totally and completely and forever. It's so worth it. If you are thinking of getting a Bengal, check them out, a kitten from a breeder will start at $600, but there are many, many Bengals waiting to be adopted, and the fee is only $150. (Warning: If you go and look at the list of waiting Bengals, and see the pictures, your heart will crack in two)
I ordered them a one of these today from the Catwheel Company....A sound investment I am thinking. The Wheel was DEVELOPED for Bengals, in truth.
If you find yourself bored today, or with too much time on your hands, go to You Tube and search Bengal Wheel. Hours of fun. (Trust me, I've done it) How fun is this, tho? I am going to have to learn how to post Video. Freaky Venus Seaweed and Madame Malena Mim, Internet Stars!
Love, Bees and Bengals,