Friday, April 9, 2010

The Bee Drop

Early this morning (about 2 AM), Keith met the bee truck at the Palisades mall.

It was pouring rain!

Everyone was tired and just wanted to get their bees and go home.

Unfortunately Keith didn't get a chance to meet any of the bee people, so we still don't know who these people are!

Later, about 9 AM, when it stopped raining, Keith transferred the bees into the waiting hives. This is the worst part! The bees are dumped out into the box, but the remaining bees have to be removed by banging on the bottom of the box. Needless to say, this does not please the bees!

Luckily, I think Keith only got one sting! The part I hated was that they clung to his shirt, and he brought several of them into the house!


All in all, it went pretty well, and it seems like they are starting to calm down now. We will have to wait and see how they take to the new hives.


Margaret said...

You all are brave to do bees. ARgh! lol! And they met in the Palisades Mall parking lot, huh? I know where that is! :D

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow bee keeping, not something a lot of people do. It must be an interesting hobby.