A Buzzy good time!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Brand new to Sunnyside....

 Up in the old quarry in the middle of Churchill forest...

Beehives...



Lots & lots of beehives filled with busy bees!



Here because of our iron bark forests -filled with iron bark gum trees that will soon be covered in blossoms!


We love the idea of our own hives, but since Dave is allergic to bees, we think it's best to leave the "working" of them to the local honey man!  We receive a big bucket of the most delicious, fresh, pure honey in return for his use of our land!!  

So next time you buy some iron bark honey, maybe, just maybe it may have a bit of Sunnyside in it!

May you have a wonderful, relaxing weekend!

16 comments:

Mum-me said...

Mmmmm, I love ironbark honey.

Ann at eightacresofeden said...

You have the best deal there Renata! No work for you to do - no stings which is a good thing for Dave and free honey. You get honey, I get milk (no work involved for me - thanks to the kids!)If we were neighbours I would swap you some real milk for real honey!
We are thinking of getting into bee keeping sometime, reading up on all that is involved at present.

Jan said...

I've seen a few hives now and again, nothing to this extent though. Yes we buy raw ironbark honey from the health food shop, nothing like it.
Beautiful photos.

Saminda said...

How wonderful!! :D xx

♥ helen said...

That is a lot of beehives and a lot of work. We have beehives, but not that many, (about 25).
We sometimes have the beehives at someone elses land and we also give them honey for free. Nice to see they do the same in your country, I live in Norway. Enjoy the honey you get, I sometimes bake honey cakes. My children loves honey.

Kimmie said...

I've never had ironbark honey, but a bucket full of honey sounds perfect.

I've always wanted to tend bees, but my Knight thinks I don't have the time, sigh. I will enjoy yours though.

I love your home Renata...beautiful.

Kimmie
mama to 8
one homemade and 7 adopted

Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

Renata, I've never heard of an iron bark tree! How interesting. Looks almost like the eucalyptus trees down the mountain from me (which I don't think are native, but planted by farmers and such). And that's a lot of hives! I'm getting ready to add bees next spring. I started painting my hive yesterday!

aunty sel said...

Hey Narn,
Yumm!!! Your honey from the honeyman is the most delicious ever!!
The littlies look so cute in the photo,
luv
sel

Grandma said...

The darlings look so gorgeous and that they are having lots of fun!!!! Love the reflective photos....We always enjoy your honey, though we don't really use a lot of honey these days. It was lovely having a chat to you....hope the weather warms up for you soon. Lots and lots and lots and lots of love from Mum xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Frizzy and Bird said...

Did you know eating local honey is supposed to help reduce allergies? I am so envious of your honey and fun.

小晶 said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................

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Jenn said...

MMMMM! I would love to have hives, but my son is allergic to them, too.

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debi9kids said...

mmmmmm...I can only imagine how delicous that is!
YUM!

And your land looks just beautiful and exactly as I imagine it to be :)

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