|New Package of Bees arrived today from Kentucky|
Taking out the Syrup Can
which is put into each package to feed the bees during their travels.
Once he took the can out there was a
huge whoosh of bees coming out
strongly. They were quite happy to get out and the package seemed lively and strong with very few dead bees.
A good sign.
The majority of the bees got dumped into a new deep hive body I had from last year.
I decided to start this hive out with a fresh body and frames for this colony just to make sure they get going well.
|Close of of some of the bees coming out of the package|
|Charlie placed a hive cover at an angle |
so the straggler bees could easily march up to the hive entrance. It was really incredible how well this worked.
|Suits hanging on cloths line, I wore mine, Charlie didn't wear his. |
We really didn't need protection. The bees were very docile.
|I wore my suit, didn't need it!|
|Bees marching up the hive cover.|
I took a Video of this below because at the entrance it seemed like they were marching into the hive in formation. Pretty Amazing to see the Hive Mind at Work!
VIDEO OF BEES MARCHING UP HIVE COVER
For all the people who are asking me if I have honey. I do have some frames I am going to process soon, so I will have honey by June and I will make any announcement for those of you who want to buy some. I am also going to replicate some of my mint and lavender honeys from last year. Those were really popular! So far the Garden and the Apiary is getting off to a promising start.
Happy Bee Keeping 2014,