Friday, June 3, 2011

The Birds & The Bees ~



Remember my cute birdhouse? 
To read the original post, click here.

I promised to give an update blog post 
when it was complete in my garden... 


Well, it's up... 
Although, this wasn't exactly the post I was planning to do!

I didn't even get to finish my post painting...



Notice anything????


Seems that some honey bees are pretty confused...

Apparently,
these bees did not get the memo 
that this is a birdhouse 
not a bee motel!!

The bee-man is on his way...
I sure hope he can save the bees 
and I don't loose my birdhouse!
(fingers crossed!)

46 comments:

Mary Ellen said...

Oh I do hope he will not kill the honey bees! THey are so in danger these days and a beekeeper in your area would love to have them. Your birdhouse would not have to be damaged in the process. I am thinking they could take the bottom off and then reattach after the bees have been taken out.

From one who is a beekeeper I do hope they will go to a good home- I would come get them myself if I were closer!!

The bird house looks lovely!!

bee blessed
mary

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh no! We had honeybees build a nest in the soffit above our front door. We don't use the door often, but when we would they would come out and buzz around heads. We had to take the soffit apart to get it out of there and let me tell you I almost fainted at the size of the nest in there. I hope they can just spray it for you and then break it apart. Maybe then you can just shake out the dead nest and your birdhouse will be okay. If it's any consolation you did a beautiful job on it!

High Street Cottage said...

OH this happened to our avocado tree once, they brought in the smoke, and gathered up the bees. It was pretty cool to watch. Marcy your birdhouse is very pretty and looks like the perfect spot to admire it too.

Amy said...

Love the title of your post and how it fits so well lol
hope your bees vacate the property soon and leave it in good condition for the next winged owner to move right in.
Amy

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Those pesky bees!

Pam said...

Oh no. I didn't even know there were bee people who would come get them. That is a very cute birdhouse!

Antiques & Uniques said...

I love your birdhouse, hope you can get the bees out without tooooo much trouble!
Carol in GA

TheCrankyCrow said...

That beehouse (uhhh...birdhouse) is AWESOME!!! I love it! Hope the creatures figure out whose "digs" it is!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Custom Comforts said...

I agree with Mary ~ I used to be a beekeeper too and they must have just swarmed and found your lovely birdhouse. I would feel honored to have them as guests, but most people aren't comfortable with that many bees nearby. Believe me, they won't bother you and they are so interesting to watch.
Cindy

Carol said...

It's beautiful... I'd be ok with the bees living there if it was on my property. But then I'm different than most anyhow :)

kathee said...

Hi Marcy...omg I just read all the comments on this issue!! Damn if you do and Damn if you don't! Just do what you are comfortable with. We had the same problem here!!! Not fun! I can't get stung!! So they had to go!
Love your bird house!!!!!! It is so cute! xokathee

Designs By Pinky said...

Oh geez, I sure hope the bee man can get rid of them so the BIRDS can nest!!!! It is so good to have you back! XO, Pinky

Stephanie said...

Well, that birdhouse is just so darn cute that the bees wanted to live there too!!

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

A visiting bird could "bee" in for a pretty nasty shock! I love your birdhouse. I'm sure the bees will be relocated safely. I would choose birds over bees anyday! X Sharon

Little Leslie said...

Pretty funny. We have a cat head birdhouse with an open mouth where the birds fly in. Pretty cute, and two, count em, two birdie families have rented it for the season. the first family already flew away, not eh second one is keeping house. I think we got luckier than you.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Hi Marcy!
What a sweet birdhouse.
Love the design.
What a funny story! No wonder you did not finish painting. I am allergic to those little guys and have to stay clear from them!
xx
A

Laura Lynn said...

I love the birdhouse!

We had a family that built a nest under our deck last year and I documented their story but then we got a dog and they never came back this year. It was fun to peek in on them everyday!

Thanks for the comment on my stir stick pendant light. I'll update when it's finished.

LL

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

I love your new birdhouse.

I adore bees in the garden but this takes it to a whole new level.

Dee

faire un songe said...

Your blog is absolutely gorgeous. I am looking forward to your next blog.
I love your birdhouse. Thank you Greeting Hetty Holland

Kathy said...

I love your blog, the birdhouse is wonderful in your garden. The bee take over is strange. Good Luck
Kathy

Babs said...

Hope you found a new home for the bees and that your great lookin' bird house is none the worse for wear.
Have a great week,
Babs

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

That is TOO funny!!!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Happy July 4th Marcy!
Miss you.
Hope this finds you well.
Your dear friend,
Alison

Cottage Rose said...

Well looks like the Bees have good taste in housing... love the bird house so pretty in your yard,,, good luck with the bees....

Hugs;
Alaura

Michelle said...

Oh my gosh, I laughed out loud thank you for the laugh today! I have been looking for a birdhouse something like yours and would you believe I can't find one anywhere? I have a tall stump that I left from my dead pear tree in the middle of my garden and I only left it because I want to put a birdhouse on top of it... but can't find a birdhouse... how strange, I guess I need to look beyond Home Goods. Yours is adorable though and I hope your bees are gone and that birds have moved in by now :) Michelle

Ivy and Elephants said...

Where are you? I miss all your wonderful posts. Can't wait until you're back.
Hugs,
Patti

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Robby said...

The Bees wants something for a change..they find it beautiful.

Robby said...

Bees want for a change they find it beaiutiful.. sorry for the late birdies...lol

Dear Lillie said...

Love the birdhouse! And that is pretty funny about the bees! =)

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

where oh where are you Miss Marcy? I miss you!

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

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Phyllis said...

I know I'm late commenting; I just discovered a new blog and you were on the side bar.

Hopefully, you've gotten the bees safely relocated and not exterminated. Bees are super important to growing our food and we are fortunate to have them around us. they aren't aggressive and should always be allowed to live.

The birdhouse is very pretty!

Erica said...

Love the title of your post. That is pretty funny about the bees!

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Rachel Noelle said...

LOL! I cant believe those bees are invading such a beautiful birdie haven..those little pests! ;)
Hope you win my giveaway my friend!!! xo Rachel

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Marcy!
Just letting you know that I'm doing a post on fruit and will be linking it to your post, (Hope that's okay with you?). Still love you, and visit often to garner new ideas from your blog.
Thanks!
Missing you :(
Patti

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Just checking in with you! Hope all is well....I have been absent from my blog for most of the summer and am trying to play some catch up!

Lou Cinda

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

What a cute bee box...ha,ha, I mean birdhouse! Wonder why they chose to set up residence there? While you DON'T want them in your birdhouse, it would be a shame to kill them. They're great pollinators. ;)

I just found you and joined you as a follower. Since this is an old post, I hope it doesn't mean you don't blog anymore.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

oh NO is right! little stinkers thinking they an just move in without even an invitation!

hey marcy, about the hygdrangeas, let them turn green or blue - at the end of the season, before cutting them for drying. if you cut them when they are just blooming, they will wilt like you said. just leave the blooms on the bush for quite some time - like till the end of august or so and then cut them and stick them into a vase and let them dry standing up - no water though.

thanks for the visit~!!

xxoo
becky

Fishtail Cottage said...

I have bees in some of my birdhouses every year! i get so disappointed that little birdies don't get to nest in their, but glad somebody does! oxox, tracie

BriarRose said...

Hi Marcy,

Just letting you know that I miss you too. I hope you had a wonderful summer and that you are doing well!

Debra

Mariette said...

Dearest Marcy,

Hope you are doing fine and certainly the bees got taken away by the bee keeper. My husband used to keep bees when he was a teenager, back in The Netherlands.

Love to you,

Mariette

cityfarmer said...

there's nothing like beautiful garden structure and this my dear is one of the best

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Little Leslie said...

We have a huge hive way up in our very tall Eucalyptus tree. We hear them buzzing and each spring they go crazy in our plum tree. I'm happy to have them, but the Hummingbirds don't go near their feeders if the bees are around, so it's a love/hate relation.

Your "Bird/ not Bee house is in just the right spot. It's a beautiful view.
les