Sunday, April 28, 2013

Columbus Circle Pickup

Last week, I woke up at the crack of dawn to meet up with some folks at Columbus Circle. What were we all doing here? We waited for a good hour and a half.
Finally a non-descript white van pulls up. We all bum rush the van.
Can you see it now?
Another view.
Yup, we were all here to pick up our babies. All 10,000 of them!
This guy picked up 5 bee packages. We were here to pick up two.  This year we are doing 3 hives in total. One we already installed, and these two completes the other hives.  Every year, our former bee teacher organizes a bee pickup, where he drives down to Georgia to pick up Italian honeybees and drives them up to NYC for distribution to all those that ordered through him.  It's a really interesting experience to see a group of 50+ people show up to pick up bees in the middle of midtown Manhattan.  You should see all the looks we get from passerbys. LOL. Priceless.

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