I am ready to pickup my package of bees. I ordered a 4 pound package of bees. At 3500 bees per pound, that’s 14,000 bees.
Sue and I took Alex out of school for the day and the three of drove to Forrest, OH to pick them up. We left the house at 9:30. It was cold. It was rainy. It was four hours each way without getting lost. I got lost both ways. (Aside: Sue bought a new gps today)
The husband and wife team at Parsons' Gold Apiaries were great. They had an empty package box and hive set up so that they could walk me through hiving the bees.
It was 7:30 when we got home. I needed to hurry to get the bees hived before dark.