Bees! @pixielouiz with the 2nd hive. 10K bees, no gloves 🧤, cool 😎 as a cucumber 🥒! I’m the rookie, she’s the expert, but a couple cool facts of interest: .
• sugar water on the bees b4 she drops them into the hive clumps them all together. .
• the queen’s in a separate box sealed w/ a cork; the cork is removed, replaced w a marshmallow to seal her inside, then placed in the hive, bees added and closed up. They eat the marshmallow to release her inside. .
- lost the first queen :( but it happens and new one arrives tomorrow; the first thing she does is circle to get oriented, the beekeeper is part of that orientation; she might’ve come back, but we didn’t know what to do.
I’m amazed at what my better half is doing with the bees.
#firsttimebeekeeper #apiary #bees #firsthive #iowafarmer #honeybees #farmsounds - 5 hours ago