Monday, April 20, 2009

Bees in da House (their house. not our house)

This is going to be a crazy day (and likely a crazy week) so this is going to be a short post (as I'm gobbling down breakfast). I'll do a more detailed post once things settle down a bit 'round here.

We had a few minor bobbles yesterday with the bees (specifically the queens) but overall I think it was a success. Both colonies were hived in their respective homes in the vegetable garden.

Here mom and I are shaking the bees from the carry box into the second hive. I'm doing the shaking, Karin is standing by with the sugar water spray. The girls are very docile and spent the afternoon checking out their new digs and taking exploratory flights. We had no reported stings although we did usher a few ladies out of the house that had hitched a ride on our clothes. We'll keep you posted on their progress.