Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thursday, May 28th 2009 - Installed 2nd Queen

75 degrees, balmy, thunderstorms

It has been raining for the past three days and thunder storms again throughout the day. Arggggh. I came home from work and found the Fedex package at the door. Thank goodness it wasn't pouring or I would have drowned bees. I tore open the box and found that the queen was alive and one of the attendants was dead.

Approximately, 4:30pm I checked the hive and found very little brood. Lots of honey but that's not going to keep the colony going. I pray that the colony will accept this queen. There were a lot of bees around the entrance and after I installed the queen and closed up the hive, they all went inside.