After we saw the demo, they showed us how to check the frames with honey. This entire frame is filled with honey ready to harvest. Oooh, ahhh, yummy! This is the good stuff!
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
A Bee Demo
In my last post, I wrote about how I picked up 30,000 bees in Union Square Park, NYC. After we picked up our bees, our bee teacher said he would show us a bee demo of how to get the bees into the hive. Myself, and some fellow students walked 3 blocks West with our bee packages in tote to see the demo. When we got to the apartment building, we had some trouble getting up the elevator, the thought of climbing 7 flights of stairs with 3 boxes of bees was not appealing at all. Finally, we were able to notify our teacher that a bunch of us were stuck in the lobby and so they sent us the elevator to come get us. However, by the time we got up to the terrace where the beehives were, we missed the first half of our teacher's demo. We caught the part where he was discussing how to remove the Queen's box from the package and how to place the Queen's box into the hive.