Today, the weather permitted us, the Accidental Beekeepers, to move our bees comfortably and hopefully for them (bees) too, our treasured self-invited Honey Bees. For a month, we were ready but had to hold back because of weather conditions, visitors, county mosquito spraying, etc… etc…
But today, we did it! Unlike the 1st time moving, when things were quite disorganized, today we were more prepared and everything went smoothly. The job took only 2½ hours and we even handled some curved combs with no panic. 😀
Update May 02/15: I’ve decide to add a short video which shows the smoking of the bees and some comb hanging.
We did not take any honey as there were lots of larvae to be fed, much more than our first colony. Being more organized, we were surprised that the bees actually reciprocated.
Now, the monitoring begins … fingers crossed.