A few weeks ago, while the children were with the grands, I wandered though one of our antique malls. One of the first booths I passed had this beehive. When I saw it, my mind started racing...I walked through the rest of the mall, all the while becoming more and more excited. I went back by that earlier booth and snagged it...because I knew just what to do with it.
I told The Engineer of my plan and he readily affirmed the idea. We pulled out my largest mixing bowl, bought at good ol' Walmart the first summer we were married. He drilled a hole in the bottom center and we bought a wiring kit from Lowes...
In about thirty minutes flat, we had this. The Engineer's cousin helped me with placement. The old star light that used to hang here will hang in a bedroom upstairs.
I'm so impressed with The Engineer. SO impressed! I love it that he gives life to my ideas.
We did decide to go with a florescent bulb as a safety precaution...since the hive is made of straw.
I'm pretty pleased with our little beehive light! Total cost: $30. (beehive: $20, wiring kit: $10)
PS The beehive was totally clean inside and there is no hole in the side...anyone know if this is a legit beehive or a look-alike?