The package of bees I ordered have arrived. I lost one hive this winter so am replacing it with this three pound package.
It was a cool and wet day this past Saturday which means the bees may be a little grumpy so I suit up to empty the box.
The package comes with a feeding can that is filled with syrup and here I place it in an empty box on top of a hive box filled with frames.
I remove the queen cage from the package and put it into the hive then finish shaking the rest of the bees into the boxes.
My son-in-law is starting a hive also, so he watches how it is done. To see how he is doing go to his family blog at A.Joy At Home.