Making Themselves At Home

While the bees in the orange hive were getting acclimated to their new home, we prepped the yellow hive as soon as we could because the bees were starting to die. Since the yellow one has the medium supers, we couldn’t place the package directly in. Bethany had to work so I was on my own for this hive install.

It didn’t go as smoothly as I hoped. It turned out the queen was killed in the transition and a number of bees hadn’t survived. I forgot to use the smoker at first so they were none too happy with me. We’ll check the hives again in a few days.

The queen is dead.

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