Monday, April 25, 2011

The Newbees

Clay repopulated our hive yesterday with a new set of bees. Our last hive got overrun by wax moths last year and we lost the colony. My job this morning after getting home from work was to remove the screen box they came in and place the feeder on top. They had already made themselves at home in their new hive although there were some stragglers left in the screen box.

They were all in a tizzy, especially once I opened the bag of sugar water and poured it into the feeder. I am just tickled pink that I didn't get stung. I had all my gear on of course but I remembered a very important step...I placed hair rubber bands around the ankles of my jeans to avoid a repeat of the up-the-pants stinging that happened last year. = )

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