We’ve been working intermittently on setting up our new Langstroth beehive for the past two months.
On the first weekend of April, we picked up 10,000 new Italian friends (plus their queen) and introduced them to their new home.
The bees arrive in a 3lb “package” that includes a queen bee who is kept safe in a small box located inside the package.
Italian honey bees are known for their light blonde coloration and their docility. Our honey bees lived up to this reputation, and did not attempt to sting either of us even once during the install.
This little lady happily licked some sugar syrup off my glove for a full 5 minutes.
We’re excited to be beekeepers!