Here are the packages:
Dad opened up the packages. On the first package, he accidentally dropped the queen cage and it disappeared into the mass of bees. I fished it out. It was kind of hard to actually see the queen in the cage because there were so many bees on it.
Pouring bees! As Dad pointed out, whoever thought pouring bees would work?
We checked the hives the next day to see how things were going. The white hive was super active and buzzy around the queen, the yellow hive was much more calm, and the opinions and interpretations among us concerning their behavioral differences are a little varied... so we'll keep you posted on the proceedings of our first two top bar hives!
Written by Jane