Picked up the bees today in Wilton from Ed Weiss, great guy. I didn't expect bees flying around the car with me on the ride home. I opened the wrong end of the queen cage.
I didn't realize until after the hive was closed up. I put a marshmallow in the hole before any bees escaped. The top of the queen cage was about 1/2 inch above the top of the frames. I hope there is enough room between the top of the queen cage and the feeder to get her out. I guess all I can do now is wait.
My wife got one in her hair as she was reading me step-by-step instructions from "Beekeeping for Dummies." It took about 4 min of dancing, hair flipping and the occasional scream to get the bee out. It worked out well because my wife, who was a bit hesitant about having the bees, said, "If that bee didn't sting me none of them will." I think she is less worried that the kids will get stung now.