I have my first package of bees coming this Friday, April 2. The bees will be packaged up on Thursday, April 1 and delivered Friday and we can pick them up after 5 pm. It's about a 30 minute drive from where I pick up the bees back to my house.
We are suppose to be having a big rain storm on Friday.
Do I hive the package Friday night if it's raining or really cold( they are expecting snow on the foothills tonight(Tues)? I'm picking up the package with 2 other people and they said they are planning on hiving their packages that Friday night rain or shine.
I absolutely don't mind hiving them in the rain if it's better for the bees to be in the hive sooner than later. I could set up some kind of rain shelter to hive the packages so the bees don't get wet.
It suppose to rain Saturday also.