|Look how happy I was, little did I know I was about to agitate 10,000 bees.|
The time had come to move the box down to the hive box site and start the installation process. The very nice bee man up at Bee Kind had told me over and over that I wouldn't need to suit up in my bee suit, as the bees were not aggressive due to the fact that they didn't have a home to defend. So, as I walked the bees down, I forewent putting on my suit. Looking back now, I think that was mostly my ego, boy did I learn a quick lesson.
|All is going well so far, as I am about to remove the can of syrup and release the queen's cage. After doing that, the plan was to attach her to the side of one of the tray's with a rubber band.|
|Notice at this point, my hair is now up and the expression on my face reads, "Now I mean business!"|
It was at this point that I had also been stung on the top of head and Taylor suggested that maybe I go get my bee suit on. I took his advice.
|Now I was ready to go!|
|Banging out more holes for the bees to eat up the syrup easier.|
|And there you have it, bee installation at it's....well, not easiest, but it's done, and they're all in there!|