I may be seriously dating myself with this reference, but after Konrad picked up Large Marge’s hive from Baab-Brock farms, he had one more “hive” pickup for the evening.
A vacant home in North Austin had a suspected hive in an old large trunk. Upon arriving, the trunk was indeed occupied by bees.
Here is the trunk loaded up to be taken away. You can see Marge’s hive in the back.
Finally, here is a closeup of the trunk.
The question is, what else is in the trunk?? It’s a great mystery with only a few clues. From a hole in the bottom and a broken seam in the front, all that can be seen are an old bag of marbles, a few plastic toy figurines, some booklets (comics?), and some military medals.
Round Rock Honey will host a special trunk opening and bee transfer (into one of their new cedar hives) from 5:30-7:00pm on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 14. If you would like to sign up for this rare event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Admission is $19 and includes a free Round Rock Honey lip balm. Attendance will be capped at 35 persons. If you have already signed up for the long-term beekeeping class, you can attend for free.
I”m not sure if I’ll be able to make it up there after work this week, but I thought it was a pretty fun idea and wanted to share it on my blog.