I received my packages of bees last saturday, and hived them the same day. Here's a picture of my 4 hive setup. .
The hives are the green boxes. The white boxes peeking over are extra supers that I'm storing there next to the hives. The white "cap" is actually two parts; a thick styrofoam lid and a bee feeder. These packaged bees come in with no food stores at all, so to give them a good start I feed them a simple syrup that is 1 part water to 1 part sugar, by weight. Actually, granulated white sugar is about the same weight as water, by volume, so you can get pretty close just by measuring out the same volumes of water and sugar.
3 weeks ago