Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Bee Arrival Part 1

We've had a flurry of activity these last few weeks. We ordered 3 packages of bees. The arrival of the first package of bees was picked up two weeks ago! Look at these beauties!
I was seriously grinning from ear to ear. All winter I anxiously awaited for spring to come so that we could beekeep again! I was so beyond excited in this photo! Could you tell? LOL....
Here we are getting ready to pour the bees into the beehive! This photo reminds me of one of those old bad "attack of the alien" movies. hahahha
Bees poured in and we put the Queen's cage between two frames. The Queen is delivered in a separate cage and a piece of sugar candy is lodged in the bottom of the cage.   The purpose of keeping the Queen separate is so the worker bees get accustomed to her pheromone. In 3 days time, the worker bees should have eaten through the sugar candy and release the Queen. We'll come back in 3 days to check on her!

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