My queen bee arrived today from Lappe's Bee Supply. She arrived at the local post office in the wee hours of the morning and I was promptly notified. I immediately drove to the Post Office, rang the secret doorbell and took possession of my new queen.
I'm splitting a hive today - taking half the brood and nursing bees and leaving the existing queen in the hive with her half of the stash. The half I remove is being put into a brand new beehive, along with this new queen.
I'll keep you updated!
I will also be installing two new bee packages today. Just my luck, though - temperatures are in the 50's and it's raining. The forecast looks a bit better later this afternoon so ... wish me luck!
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