new package installed

Honey Bees

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To prepare my new hive, I set up a deep box with four new frames (the ones with wood edges) in the middle and six drawn frames (the ones with black plastic edges). The two adjacent to the new frames were extracted, the other four were full of honey. I’m glad to be able to feed the new bees honey. (It’s from my hive that died in the middle of the winter.) I think they’ll like this better than sugar water.

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They were very nice bees. I dumped them all in the box. And I put the queen in correctly. I didn’t break the metal hanger or remove the wrong plug like last year. I’ll check in two days to make sure she got out.

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