I am feeding them with the baggie feeder method on top. They are on a 22inch high stand. I have plywood around the bottom of the stand to break the wind from blowing up into the hives (will remove when it gets warmer). It is chilly here and windy in Harrisburg.
There is a frame close to half full of empty comb and a frame with a smaller piece tucked into a corner of each box. The queens are hanging real close to if not on the comb. Frames are foundationless throughout..
About how they look in the truck: Dare I say that they may have been alive when the picture was taken but, on their way to being dead after being shipped in a cold trailor overnight?
As far as getting on a list to try and catch swarms I see no time for that with work, playing bass in a blues band, home life and had no idea you could get blacklisted for something in beekeeping. All about the bees right? I would rather get on a list to go remove bees from places they are unwanted but, there's probably a blacklisting for that too. Some elses territory? Sounds like a union thing. I wasnt impressed with the organization of the bee meeting/fest or whatever you wanna call it and it's doubtful I could get on a list for anything there. More turn offs for beekeeping the more things I hear when it comes to dealing with others doing it! I'm very close to bagging it.
Anyway. I am going to the hives around 5 today. I will be lifting up the bodies and my girl will be dumping dead bees into a bucket. Each hive seperate buckets. Then I am gonna pop the tops, have a look and replace food bags. Will upload pics asap after that.
The question I started this thread with still has not been answered though. How many packages actually make it?