Kurt Ferreira replied to Albuquerque Beeks's discussion Did you purchase a package of bees on this wintery day? How did it go? What did you do?
"Greetings Cynthia,
I am very new at this, so please take my comments with a grain of salt. I installed in a top bar hive and reduced the entrance down to the smallest possible for two reasons. One, the nights are still chilly at our house with som…"
Apr 17
Kurt Ferreira replied to Albuquerque Beeks's discussion Did you purchase a package of bees on this wintery day? How did it go? What did you do?
"Hi Birdie,

Thanks for the response/info, all great points. I was not very clear. My thought (and please correct me as I am new) was the smoker would have been useful to mask the alarm pheromone on my bee suit. As they got agitated, a few were st…"
Apr 16
Kurt Ferreira replied to Albuquerque Beeks's discussion Did you purchase a package of bees on this wintery day? How did it go? What did you do?
"I picked up a package in Bosque Farms, but due to the wind and temps at our house kept them in package in an insulated garage overnight. Installed in a top bar hive the next day with my five year old. This was my first install and due to social dist…"
Apr 15