Hello from El Cerrito California
Installed my first ever package of bees two weeks ago. Everything went according to plans and the bees seem very happy.
The very next day I was talking to an experienced beekeeper and he mentioned that I should have at least two hives.
I kind of knew this but I decided to take a chance rather then explain to my wife the extra $200 for the bees and frames.
Anyway about five minutes after he told me this I get a call from my 9 year old daughter (at the store with mom) she said "the sky is filled with bees, come quick daddy".
They were about a half mile from our house. By the time I got some tools together and drove down there the bees where in a cluster on a cherry tree about fifteen feet up. I shook them off into a box and took them home.
Now I have two hives!
Last edited by Bigfish; 05-05-2013 at 11:01 PM.