New Hive Setup

Over the weekend Cam visited our local bee supply store, Her Majesty’s Secret Beekeeper, in the heart of San Francisco. With the help of shop owner Bryon Waibel (with the beard) and Bee Somebody’s young apprentice Andrew (in the red t-shirt). They hand selected the frame components, all made from natural woods, and went with 8-frame medium supers and body throughout (instead of a deep body). Hopefully this will help ease our visits by having consistent sizes to all of our components. Many thanks to Gillian Bostock for her photo expertise and for contributing all images in this post.


The many choices in frame pieces and components were baffling!


Bryon helps us select the sturdiest frames.


Cam and young bee-padawan Andrew hauling hive components away from Her Majesty’s. We don’t know why Cam looks so glum—probably because he misses Mr. Combover.

It’s a little bit strange, but Her Majesty’s also sells chickens and the occasional rooster. This little guy in particular was quite proud.


2 thoughts on “New Hive Setup

  1. Linda Ewing says:

    This makes me happy.

  2. Wendy Ellis says:


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