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Bee Package Install - Early Afternoon Okay?

Discussion in 'Everything Else Bees' started by Leahs Mom, May 13, 2017.

  1. May 13, 2017
    Leahs Mom

    Leahs Mom Chillin' with the herd

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    Hello, bee people!

    I'm going to be installing a package today and everything I read says to do it late afternoon or early evening. We have to do it today, but also will be gone later in the afternoon.

    Does anyone with experience think there be any problem installing around 3:00? Northern Indiana.

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    Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Loving the herd life

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    I've installed around that time without any issues. It should be fine. How is the weather?
     
  3. May 13, 2017
    Leahs Mom

    Leahs Mom Chillin' with the herd

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    Thanks!

    Weather was relatively sunny and warm with a few sprinkles later in the afternoon. We began the process around 2:30 I think. Now just need to watch and see. They seem to be settling in.
     
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    Happy Chooks

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    Leahs Mom

    Leahs Mom Chillin' with the herd

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    I LOVE the sound of all the bees buzzing around you when you put in a package!

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    It's also nice that they aren't normally all defensive and eager to attack too! :D =D
     
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    Leahs Mom

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    That's true! I will be interested to see the "personality" of this hive. Hoping for a "laid back" bunch. I got these from a better source this year, completely TF so I'm excited to see how they do.
     
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