Hi everyone! I haven't been posting - just lurking and learning. Now that final exams are finished, I have a week to do bee things.
I picked up my package yesterday and when I got home there were gale-force winds so I didn't shake them into the hive. Today it is raining.
I feel bad for the poor little things. Homeless and sitting in my dining room. Tomorrow should be a better day for installing - I hope.
The sticky point is that DH and I are leaving on vacation on Saturday. I know that you need to check to make sure Ms Queen got out okay about 24 hours after putting everyone in. That means I have until Thursday at the latest to get this done.
Even though there are lots of things blooming right now I thought I would still feed them - it may be quite chilly. Is a sugar water ratio of 2 parts water to 1 part sugar okay? Do I need to feed them no matter what after installation?
Anyway, I am sitting here listening to them buzz away. I checked the post about package bees and mine pass all the criteria - just need to wait for the right weather to put them in.