Installing a new package of bees
Beekeeper Herb Lester sent in these photos showing how he goes about installing a new package of bees. I thought it might be helpful to see what this looks like if you’ve never done it before. Herb installs his packages the same way I do. Instead of shaking the bees out, he just sets the opened package in the hive and lets the bees walk out by themselves.
This system is easy. You just remove five frames, affix the queen cage to a remaining frame, and set the box in place. The next day you can go back, remove the package, and replace the five frames. Thanks, Herb, for sharing your photos.