Sunday, April 8, 2012

Bees are Here!

Well-we finally got to pick up Jeff's bees in Navasota yesterday! Here he is getting ready to put them in the truck for the trip home-they rode up front with us all the way home! 3,000-5,000 honey bees with 1 queen!
Getting the queen out of the main package-she's in the small box with the orange tag.
Queen cage with a few workers protecting her.
Jeff's got the queen in the frames and the workers are going in!
These bees are busy(hehe!) It only took a couple of hours and they were about their business-coming and going-it was amazing! He'll take the lid off tomorrow to make sure the queen is out and everything looks fine-then it stays closed for 2 weeks. Then open it up to make sure the queen is laying-then let them do their job!
Nothing has hatched yet in the incubator-doesn't look good. Don't know what went wrong-but better luck next time I guess. The garden on the other hand looks wonderful! I took a pic the other day-I'll try to get it posted asap.
We had a great Easter-started with Sonrise service @ 7am-then breakfast-then normal services. Had lunch at Jeff's mom's and lots of family! Was a long day-but good! The kids enjoyed the Easter egg hunt as well.
Have a great week!

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