Just thought that i'd share with you my day. I bought my first packages, 6/3# pkgs. What an experience! I had all the hives ready as well as medications, so is all i had to do is add the bees. It only took me a total of 3 hours, not too bad i think, considering three different locations 10 miles apart, like the Barmuda Triangle. Of course my first ones took most of the time and my mom (scared of them) & dad (very allergic to them) stopped by to check it all out & took pictures for me, (my husband's allergic to them too so i pretty much do all the beekeeping myself)
I now have 7 hives, i would've had two more but they died from the cold this winter.
My new darling girls love me so much that 4 of them got inside my veil (zipped to my coveralls) and tried to give me a 'kiss', aren't they just the sweetest things!