It was a 3lb package. I had to replace the queen (she was either killed or tried to abscod on Tues (found her dead in the grass 10ft from hive). I was thrilled to see the progress last night...hope they keep it up...and accept the new queen!Congrats! Was this a package or swarm? W
Hi Wyldbee.Looks great Kathy! Glad they are doing so well. They are very pretty girls. How are you managing the queen's release?
Wow sometimes the universe seems to conspire against us I was fortunate last week I got a call from a guy that had three hives in his house, but the weather hasn't been cooperative, it looked nice one morning so I went out, I ended up doing one of the cutouts in a thunderstorm fortunately I had already moved the brood before the rain started and I had my bee vac, and I found the queen, but the experience for me wasn't very nice :no:Looks great Kathy! Glad they are doing so well. They are very pretty girls. How are you managing the queen's release?
I received my package of bees yesterday. they did not survive the UPS trip from TN. So sad. The UPS driver had them in the truck all day long, by the time he got to my home at 4:00 they were pretty much gone. I tried to hive as many as possible. The queen died sometime during the night and about 50 - 100 bees are still holding on. I purchased them from Arnold Honeybee Services. The owner is sending more on Monday or Tuesday. Tess was very willing to send more and he was truly ticked off with the UPS service. I will be picking them up at the UPS drop so this does not happen again to them.
I must add: The "Soap Pixie" has nothing on me! I have had more trouble starting up that I ever imagined. Absconding bees, the mad dash for a queen, and chopping and cutting Lang. frames to build up the hive the queen left behind then to top it all off , package of dead bees.
Sorry just had to vent! The is a lot to be said for stubborn people , I am glad I am one. I will have bees one way or the other!!
Kathy:I have 3 nucs I'll be picking up next week(tentatively). Hope those go more smoothly!