Bee Prepared

Woo hoo!!!
Woo hoo!!!

They’re here! They’re here! When I got home from work today, I discovered this lovely package on my doorstep:

Special Delivery
Special Delivery

Yeah, I’m 99% sure that my UPS guy hates me. I checked the online tracking and these were loaded into his truck at 7am this morning… and delivered at 3:30pm this afternoon. I’m not gonna lie, the buzz of thousands of bees is a little unnerving… driving around all day with them in your car must have sucked. I haven’t been able to find the queen yet – she’s somewhere under there in her own special cage.

Accidental Artsy Bee Shot
Accidental Artsy Bee Shot

It was a little too late in the day to install them in the hive, so instead I set to getting the hive completely ready. Tomorrow is the big day! Here’s what the hive looks like in it’s permanent location:

The Hive
The Hive

I can’t wait for tomorrow! The best time of day to introduce bees to the hive is in the late afternoon – apparently they’re a little sleepier and less likely to “drift” (seek out another hive). More to come!

 

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