Hiving the bees | servewithcupcakes

Before hiving my bees I went to visit friends who had order bees from the same supplier and we actually picked up our packages together the night before. It was their second year with bees so we all agreed that watching them do it first would be beneficial before we headed off to Goldstream to hive mine.

Once we gathered our supplies the first step was to pull out the queen from the package, make sure she was alive, and replace the cork with a piece of candy that the worker bees will chew through to free the queen.

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