Me and the boys hit the road at 6:30 this morning to drive downstate to pick up our 3lb package of bees. We occupied ourselves during the 6 hours of driving (3 hours each way) listening to books on tape and the Ramones. We got back in time to get setup for our 4-H club and discuss the types of bees (queens, workers and drones). We talked about how there wasn’t any nectar flow yet so we’d need to feed the bees “syrup”. So we thought it would be interesting to have a taste of what the bees were going to eat. Most found it yummy. We also tasted a few types of flavored honey that Cy Kennedy had given me. Then it was time to play with the bees!!
Checking the queen
Pouring in the subjects