Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Look what the beekeeper brought us at sunrise

Left hive:
Approx 15,000 light yellow/gold bees
Even tempered

Right hive:
Approx 25,000 darker bees
Assertive and extremely hard workers

They arrived at 6.30am. As they are inside the orchard netting they are having to learn two things immediately - how to get through the netting and orient themselves to their new location.  We had a look a short while ago (6 hours after they moved in) and already some are returning with pollen.  Some bees fly straight through the netting, others sit on the net (holes) and think about what they are going to do.  Their owner has just come back to check and is happy with their settling in.

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