Setting up a new colony of honey bees…


 

 

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A new colony of honey bees arrives at the farm…

 

 

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The queen is in a small wooden box…

 

 

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The queen goes into the hive first.  There is a plug in the box made out of sugar ‘candy’ that the worker bees will chew through to let her exit…

 

 

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Now the rest of the bees are shaken out of the box they arrived in, and into their new home…

 

 

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The bees are fed sugar water until the flowers finally bloom in New England…

 

 

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Home sweet home…