what all this might be?
It's going to be a beehive, of course. B., our budding beekeeper, ordered his hive a month ago and today J. and B. drove into the city to pick it up. There's a whole lot of building that B. has to do before the bees arrive in April. (Not to mention the city permits which have to be applied for.)
See that box on the right? It's called a super. (I sound as though I know what I'm talking about, huh?) Here's a closer picture of it:
B. will have six of these and each super then contains 10 frames where the bees will store honey. If this all works out according to plan, we could have pounds and pounds of honey. This is all B.'s doing... J. and I really have no knowledge about bees at all. (I even had B. proofread this post to be sure I had all my information correct.) B. has done the reading and taken the classes and talked to actual beekeepers. It has been quite impressive, really. I'll let you know how it goes.