Do you enjoy honey bees?

My family has raised them for a few generations. My brother recently picked up the mantle, and has his first hives this year. A wild swam came onto his property, so we had to build another hive to accommodate them.

The first shot is a honey box. Very basic, it holds the sheets of wax. That clear sheet with the geometric pattern is what the bees build their combs onto. These are VERY OLD sheets that my Grandpa acquired back when he was alive. Newer versions will often have a sheet of plastic in the middle, with thin layers of wax on each side. These are solid wax. There were a few that even had metal ‘spines’ every few inches to help keep them rigid.

The third shot shows an incomplete sheet of honey comb, so you can see some of the original wax sheet peeking through. The combs are black because these are very old (and out of use) hives that we’re restoring… I don’t think they’ve been used for the better part of 15 years.

The next two pictures, of the bees, are taken from my brother’s facebook. These are his first two hives. We started out with only two boxes each, but they’re doing very well. We’ve had to add two boxes to each one, which means if we’re lucky, we may actually get a little bit of honey this year. (But that’s getting ahead of ourselves).

The final two shots are the “free bees” that wandered onto my brother’s farm. They were found coating a tree, and the Queen was present. They weren’t difficult to catch, and have established very well in the boxes that were set up for them. There was worry at first that they wouldn’t make enough honey to survive the winter, but they’re doing well.


Satoshi Kon - Editing Space & Time

Tony Zhou : “Four years after his passing, we still haven’t quite caught up to Satoshi Kon, one of the great visionaries of modern film. In just four features and one TV series, he developed a unique style of editing that distorted and warped space and time. Join me in honoring the greatest Japanese animator not named Miyazaki.”

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thiccbitch:

people need to understand that some people just don’t like talking it has nothing to do with u so don’t take it personally like some people just aren’t talkers and they’ll probably never text u first or initiate a conversation and it’s not because they don’t like u it’s just that they don’t think to say anything bc they’re comfortable with not saying anything

Very true with my case.

Don’t feel shy about messaging me… and I apologize if I neglect messaging you first. I’m usually pretty busy at the computer doing some sort of work or another.

Also -

I have a child, so I tend to log off around midnight. Don’t be surprised if I don’t catch a message, and please don’t be offended if I log off shortly after then. I’m not trying to cut off a conversation, I’m just about to crash for the night.

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artverso:

Mike Mignola - Witchfinder 

artverso:

Mike Mignola - Witchfinder 

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o-8:

In addition to sharing a table with LAVAPunch at San Diego Comic Con this year (Table 1635), Animoose, Kinuko,and I will be at the Geek & Sundry Lounge, at Jolt n’ Joes (379 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (J Street)) 
http://geekandsundry.com/view/geek-sundry-is-coming-to-comic-con
Check out the schedule here!
http://geekandsundry.com/view/sdcc-2014-geek-sundry-lounge-schedule1
We’ll be there in the Sundry Room on Friday, July 25 in the morning. I’ll be there from 11:30 - 1, Kinuko 12 - 3, and Richard from 2 - 5. We’ll be drawing live on the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, and Skullgirls will be playable all day there. Stop on by!

o-8:

In addition to sharing a table with LAVAPunch at San Diego Comic Con this year (Table 1635), Animoose, Kinuko,and I will be at the Geek & Sundry Lounge, at Jolt n’ Joes (379 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (J Street)) 

http://geekandsundry.com/view/geek-sundry-is-coming-to-comic-con

Check out the schedule here!

http://geekandsundry.com/view/sdcc-2014-geek-sundry-lounge-schedule1

We’ll be there in the Sundry Room on Friday, July 25 in the morning. I’ll be there from 11:30 - 1, Kinuko 12 - 3, and Richard from 2 - 5. We’ll be drawing live on the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, and Skullgirls will be playable all day there. Stop on by!


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baruyon:

I’m not sure if these would be considered selkies. I just felt like drawing seal-mermaids… imagine how cuddly they would be j_j

baruyon:

I’m not sure if these would be considered selkies. I just felt like drawing seal-mermaids… imagine how cuddly they would be j_j


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