Today we made the trip to get some Honeybee NUCs for a couple of our children. Leaving our home at 3:45 am, we arrived at our destination around 6 am. Riley and Daisy both bought a NUC for themselves. I am very proud of their decision to take a risk on honeybees. They paid for the bees and are using extra equipment that I had hanging out in the barn. If you are asking yourself what a NUC is, here is a link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuc. Rosey is sharing a hive with her dad. She is calling it the Daddy-Daughter Hive. She will be decorating our hive for installation tomorrow.
Then we got all suited up.
Lit the smoker
Played with the bees
Here is Royalty from one of the NUCs The Queen
Finished loading the NUCs and headed back to the car.
Installed in their permanent home. I will let you guess which one if Daisy's Hive.