Thursday, May 3, 2012
The Bees are Here!
In 3 days we are scheduled to pick up our ordered bees.
But in the meantime, a fellow beekeeper has offered us one of her swarms.
She arrives with the captured swarm in a box
My daughter sprays sugar syrup on the frames of the new hive
to calm them and attract them inside.
Opening the box of bees!
Bee, bees everywhere!
We dump them into the hive.
We are successful getting the queen into the hive
and the bees follow her down between the frames.
Closing up the hive
Finally the hive gets a feeder full of sugar syrup
to sustain them while they set up their home.