That's a total of 5 hives 'worth'.. there was 12,000 in each 'package' of bees. 2 for us.. and some for 2 different lots of friends.
Soo much excitement. ....here are some shots of our sexy outfits...ooh yes.. the latest in pin-up for beekepers'..hehe
Fellow 'Newbie beekeeper' Leslie made gorgeous honey sangria' to sweeten our nerves while hiving our new friends. YUM!! beekeper nectar..essential!
Here is a shot of Leslie 'testing' if the 'calming effects 'were working..
Now we just have to feed our little buzzy friends lots of sugar water.. and pollen patties until they get established..
Here is a pic of one of their new homes....
Yup.. that is a viewing door.. so fab to be able to open it up and peek in through their perspex window.. and jus' see what's up in bee land.. ( created by Master wood artist' Jess) :)
Love from ....Beekeeper Helen XXXx