Saturday, April 21, 2007

More bees

Another box of bees showed up today. Jim Brown had offered to let me have one of the extras boxes that he ordered, but we didn't expect them until next week. But they arrived from Dadant today.

The box was full of bees -- probably about 10,000 -- and I got them into the hive as quickly as I could. This time, I pulled the cork out of the correct end of the queen cage, and everything seemed to go well. The temperatures were well into the 70s today, and while it is cooling off a bit tonight, there should be anything like the cold snap we had three weeks ago.

I went back and check on the bees a couple of hours later, they seemed to be settling into the hive. Here's hoping.

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