Finally it was time to install the bees into their hive! This was a very exciting time, and ThatGuy and I talked over and over the steps. Then we promptly forgot everything! Luckily ThatGuy remembered what I forgot, and I remembered what ThatGuy forgot.
|Getting out supplies ready|
Unfortunately I didn't get too many pictures, because my hands were busy and in elbow length leather gloves. Basically, we followed this format from Dadant.
Being on a farm, we had some friendly visitors who came over to participate and observe.
|and curious ponies|
Things in the first hive went GREAT! Things in the second hive... not so great. This includes a dead queen, having a package of bees in the bathroom, and spilling a bucket of sugar syrup. But we are chalking it up to a learning experience!