Archive | May 2015

Heart to Heart to Heart

Recently at Fifty Shades of Green Acres (and a few hundred miles away), some events transpired that caused a little heart action…..

 Heart Stopping

Yesterday, as we walked to our mailbox, we saw this…



…a swarm of bees on one of our young apple trees.

We scrambled into our bee gear and sprang into action.  Springing into action involved a cardboard box, HELD BY ME, just below the tree branch with the bees. Yes…Held. By. Me.

Mr. Fifty Shades then firmly tapped the branch and the bees kind of dumped into the box.  This was followed by a  bee symphony buzzing by our ears and hundreds of bees in wild flight all around us.    Mr. Fifty Shades took the box and strolled over to the bee hives…


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…turned the box upside down, giving it a firm tap to “encourage” the bees to go into the hive.  We repeated this bee hive scene about five more times before we had most of the bees transferred from the tree to the hive.

Here’s a closer look at the tree following the transfer of most of the bees…


Bees are a bit persnickety about their living quarters, so at this point, we don’t know if they’ll remain in the hive.  We sure hope so.

Joyful Heart

This day – this moment – this beautiful girl – heart pounding pride and happiness.  WOW!!!

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Until next time,

The 50 Shades of Green Acres Crew!