After a week of furious cleaning, menu planning and weather worrying, Sunday's honeybee party went on without a hitch. Papa Mikel gave a brave demonstration to the guests, Momma Mikel worked furiously in the kitchen and Mikel sisters were as dashing and entertaining as they ever were. Here I present to you the photos. Don't be jealous you weren't there.
I bought a dog bee costume at Target. But all three of our golden retrievers are too big for it. Here, Addie sports just the hat.
Dad smokes the bees while Amy brushes them off. Dad admits to being stung once, but we wonder if it was more.
This would have been a lot cooler of a picture if I had reversed the focus. Why do I always do that?
The bees of Hive #12.
Try some Mikel honey? Watch out, this batch had ants in it.