|How many bees can you fit in a box? Thousands!|
We placed the hive in the adjoining Community Garden because it is fenced in and offers some protection for the bees.
|Setting up the hive|
|This is how the bees arrived.|
|All five nuc frames installed in the hive.|
|Installing sugar water for the bees until they are established.|
|The bees, safely moved into their new home.|
Finally, the hive top was installed and the bees' new home completed. We left the nuc box by the entrance to the hive so the stragglers could find their way home!
Bees are so important to the health and survival of our food supply and a vital part of our ecosystem. This was a tough winter and many beekeepers I know lost all their colonies. We need more hives to survive. As we start on this new project, I wish the colony and those of us responsible for their care, a productive, healthy and prosperous year.
See you in the garden ( be kind to the bees!)