Tell ’em Large Marge is in the hive!

The big day finally arrived. I went to pick up my packaged bees early Saturday morning and then transported them to the site for installation. The following slideshow chronicles the steps to get the bees into the hive. I really only had difficulty getting the syrup can out of the package. Once that was accomplished, the rest was fairly straightforward. The bees were very docile, and my wife and friend Brenna were 10-15 feet away taking photos. Queen Large Marge is now safely in the hive and hopefully when I check on her next weekend, she will be released and laying eggs.

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  1. Pingback: Packages vs. Nucs « Urban Beekeeping in Austin, Texas

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