I picked up the nucleus hive just outside of Green Bay today. A nucleus hive or “Nuc” is a mini beehive – queen, drawn comb with honey, pollen and brood and a little over 10,000 bees. At some point during my 3 hour drive home the Nuc sprang a leak. So about 20 of the bees were riding up front with me. I pulled over at the Mars Cheese Castle opened the trunk and taped that sucker back up. Good times.
When I got home I was in a big hurry and went to grab the nuc out of my car. When I did I squished a bee with my thumb… Now I’ve been stung twice.
The pictures below were from the installation process