-Posted by Isaac
Ok, it's not a Ford.
But we are takin' it easy. We've got a new bee truck! New to us, that is. Those of you who follow this blog closely probably noticed this slick new machine in previous posts.
Unlike so many past vehicles I've owned, this one isn't total junk.
It was purchased from Jim North, the Zen master of beekeeping in Pickaway County. Jim, big rich commercial beekeeper that he is, decided to upgrade to a newer flatbed.
So we're reaping the benefits.
Bee life is so much easier with a flatbed. You can simply haul more. -supers and equipment (above) -bee junk (below)
....and of course, beehives themselves. Below shows the start of a load heading to the apples. The Lynd Fruit Farm wanted 40 hives this year and they all went on the truck with room to spare.
I'm happy we got it. It's paying for itself by the day. And driving down those county backroads, we now get more friendly waves of recognition... there they go, the beekeepers!
What a Jerk!