With hives assembled
and everything in place....
We loaded up the kids this weekend for a trip to central Kentucky to pick up the bees we've been waiting on.
The small boxes set on top of the hives are used to transport bees.
They are not one hundred percent bee proof though.
Several bees managed to escape the confines of the boxes while in transit.
He was NOT a happy person on the ride home while having to share the back seat of the car with a dozen or so bees that escaped.
Personally, I thought it was better than the car trip involving the duck poop incident.
But who asked my opinion?
We popped open the door of the box and left the bees to explore their new home for a few hours.
Then we carefully opened the nuc box and began removing frames of bees to transfer to our own hives.
Say hello to the newest 20,000 (give or take a few) residents at the zoo!!
The bees appreciated the cooler surroundings and roomier abode.
Soon, they had made themselves right at home in the new hive.
The only thing left to do was stand back and admire our handiwork.
(and push up the bee helmet that was way too big for my head)
(apparently beekeepers tend to be giants based on the sizes of the bee suits)
Welcome to the zoo.
Lots to tell....been busy finishing up the school year with the kids last week.
Summer vacation officially began Thursday here.
More on all of that later.
Or more accurately