Apr 19, 2012

Bees are Installed!

The bees arrived on Tuesday and the installation went off without a hitch. It has been a bit on the cool, drizzly side the past couple days. That makes for a better installation because the bees will want to hunker down and get more acclimated to their surroundings. Which means that they will be more likely stay in the hive permanently with the new queen. 

Package of bees containing around 10,000 bees

The bees were installed in the middle of the hive between two follower boards. The follower boards are the ones with the screws in them - the space is 6 bars wide.  

Here goes nothing!
Right after installation

Once it warms up tomorrow, the bees should enjoy the honeysuckles that are just now starting to come out