Idle Hands: The Worker B Lifestyle
Because we have so much time to spare, here’s some of the fun, random things that we’ve been up to. . .
Yes! You heard that correctly – Worker B is moving into a new studio space! We took over on July first and are excited to get started on (another) project! Over the next couple months, we will be moving in, getting production rolling and making the place all kinds of purdy!
A little preview:
The new digs are located at the Northrup King Building in Northeast Minneapolis – we’re in studio #272. Chock full of printers, jewelers, painters, ceramics, woodworkers – almost 200 of them – the Northrup King Building will be a terrific fit for Worker B.
First order of business: Assembly and painting of new beehive boxes:
Grand opening is in the works for early fall – until then we’ll be keeping you updated on the progress and installation here on the website. Ultimately, this will be a place to come meet with us in person, see what we’re working on, display an ever-growing collection of bee-related memorabilia, or just come and hang out!
Stay tuned. . . excitement awaits!
It has been a couple of weeks now with the backyard beehive, and I must say what a great way to wake up each morning and watch them coming and going, and coming and going. Fine way to start a day!
This hive is growing faster and faster each day, more bees, more pollen, more activity in general. Overall I would say that the number bees has more than doubled since the last post. Check out the ‘textbook’ brood comb pattern above.
The queen – yikes! She’s a frisky one! Took a while to get her slow down long enough for a little photo opportunity. . . note the circular formation of the queen’s court.
Honeybees in action!
So, we have finally got around to firing up our very own blog. . . long overdue for sure, and what better way to kick things off then to introduce our brand new backyard bee-hive!!
Our ‘trunk-o-fun’ for the weekend! We started the day with a trip to Prairie Restorations for an assortment of native plants for the home garden. Just baby plants to start, there are about 80 little guys in there. The makings of a fine perennial garden for sure. In the back you can see the mini hive. . .
We moved these cute little gals in over the weekend and they seem to be taking to their new, larger home quite well. . . In just a hour or two, they moved out of their ‘mobile home,’ set-up the front door guards, found a water supply and were already foraging for pollen in the neighborhood, bringing in some bright red pollen grains.
More formal introductions to come!
P.S. In case you were wondering, we do have a permit to keep bees in our backyard… Gotta play by the rules!