As many of you know, in order to keep Baby Beekeeper #2 safe in utero, I’ve spent the vast majority of the past five months over the on west side of the Divide.  I’m grateful for the opportunity for exceptional health care for myself and our baby, even if occasionally snowed under by “why me?” thoughts.

Happily, the “why me” blues have been few as of late, between the stroke of July-like weather we’ve experienced on both sides of the Divide in the last few weeks, and the fact that this past weekend, my doctors gave me the go ahead for a four day sojourn at the Warehome!  It was longest I’ve been home with Honeydew and Maggie Rose since early January.

And it’s true: there’s no place like home.

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I like to think that the first semi load of bees, who arrived home from California on Sunday evening, feel the same way.

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The truck arrived unscathed!  And for a few nights we’ll sleep deeply again, unplagued by thoughts of 10 car pileups and other hazards of interstate commerce.  Until the next load is on the road, of course.

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The nets come off the trucks …

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And with these unseasonably warm temperatures, the bees are hanging out at their entrances and ready to fly!

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Honeydew unloads the pallets of bees from the semi via forklift.

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The bees will sit in the mega holding yard for a day or two, waiting to be dispersed all over Glacier County, and the borders of Canada and Glacier National Park.

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These hives ended up in our home yard, in the Big Field, just east of the Warehome.

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Aren’t they gorgeous?

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We have another 2 loads of bees to unload later this week, so the truck got right back on the road to California.  Safe travels to Tom, our driver, and our girls.

2013.  Glacier County Honey Co.  Some photo credits to Travis Looney.  All Rights Reserved.

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