A friend with a truck helped Adam move the beehives here to our house. Much of the joy of being a beekeeper (for Adam) is being able to sit and simply watch his bees. Now he can do that again every day, without leaving the yard.
He's put the hives on this end of the house where the morning sun will hit them first. Here you see that they are in afternoon shade, which will be a good thing in the heat of summer. The morning sun is their "alarm" -- it wakes them up and tells them to go flying and get to work.
This is the Langstroth hive. Both hives are healthy after the winter.
And here's the Warre hive. Our hives are not cute and painted like some of my friends' hives. I think we'll give them a coat of paint so folks in Oriental don't think our bees are an eyesore. But bees are so very important to our crops, our future, to pollinating everything, that I think our friends in Oriental will be happy to see them here.