Saturday, April 5, 2014
Adjusting the House & Occupants
It will stay in place til late October (weather dependent) & then I'll remove it & take out the trays to see if the bees laid eggs this year.
Last weekend I bought 2 more little boxes of cocoons - 15 females & 5 males in each & this time I popped them in the fridge for a couple of days because I wanted the houses installed before I introduced the bees.
Well, as you can see, after I attached the little boxes, I opened up the end & voila! a male had hatched already & was waiting to come out. I'm so glad I pulled them out of the fridge on this day! Could you imagine opening your fridge & having bees fly out at you??
Bee well, little bees - the berry bushes are starting to pop flowers that need pollinating!