Posted by: liz   in crafty, earthkeeping

kenny ordered two “packages” of bees a few weeks ago. it’s time to get out the old hives, clean them up a bit (we actually have to clean them up a lot, with an acid solution, to kill any mites that could still be in the wood. these are deadly to the health of a hive) and get the area of our yard set up for their arrival in late april.

i celebrated by picking up my needles and casting on to knit a “honey cowl“.  i’m using bamboo yarn which is very stretchy, so this cowl will hang low around my neck.

i like to refer to it as my “honeycomb” cowl as i think the “right” side of the piece resembles the symmetry found in a honeycomb. of course, there is no symmetry in my knitting. a few mistakes here and there make it more of a wobbly hive.

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5 comments so far


Yay for honeybees! We’ll welcome them when they come for pollen! :)

Love your honey cowl! Very pretty!

January 25th, 2012 at 11:05 am
Samantha French

I just really wish I liked honey. :( i think honeybees and honeying (??) are such cool things, but I hate honey. smell, taste, yuck. :(

January 25th, 2012 at 11:07 am

YAY FOR BEES!!!!!!!!

January 25th, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Yay! Bees.

January 26th, 2012 at 10:55 am

I’ve totally got that honey cowl on my needles (kelly green color, gorg) and have not worked on it in over a year. It’s so pretty. I need to finish it!

We really need to decide if we’ll order a package of bees this spring or not. With a new baby and more chickens and turkeys to raise, plus the garden, I’m thinking not this year…will live vicariously through you, as always. You wouldn’t happen to want to raise a couple of feeder pigs to slaughter weight by fall so I can see how that goes for you too, would you? LOL.

January 28th, 2012 at 9:09 am

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