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Hello Beekeepers!

If you have questions on how to install a bee package, this is the video to watch! It is a 3 part video, so watch until the end!  Anything below 50 degrees, do not spray your bees with sugar water.  If it’s above or the bees are very active within the bee bus, you will spray with sugar water on the outside of the package.   In this video, we did not spray since it was a cooler day.   Also, IF you are using honey frames make sure they are room temperature.  No more than 2 frames of honey per deep. So it would be 2 frames of honey upon install and put one on each end. You can add 2 more frames when it’s time to add the second deep box. We still like to feed our bees even if we put in honey frames. This tricks the queen into thinking there is a nectar flow and promotes her to start laying. Also, don’t forget the pollen patty! We forgot to show that in the video.

After 24 hours of install, you can remove your shim, grass or whatever you used to plug the hole of the entrance reducer. If you don’t do this, there is a chance your bees will abscond.