Originally Posted by chickiechick12
Following this feed. PIcking up my bees at the end of April. Super excited!!!
We just picked up our first Nuc today. We will likely be getting a second later in Summer. It is so exciting.
* TIP - Important for Pick Up I Didn't Know About
I asked our Apiary when the best time to transfer our bees from the Nuc to the Hive would be (even though they gave me info on that with my hive). But, the "pamphlet" doesn't cover WEATHER!!!!
We are expecting scattered thunderstorms tonight. Therefore, the Apiary advised me to place my Nuc in the location the hive is, open the bottom hole and leave it tonight. The told me to transfer the bees to the hive in the morning. They said the bees would be more relaxed because of the changing weather patterns they were currently sensing. I knew that bees sensed weather changes but I didn't realize they would effect them so much and so far in advance. It is 80 degrees, sunny and windy here with NO clouds in the sky. We are following the advise of the Apiary. They said they noticed the bees change temperament today from last night I can't wait to get to know our hive a little better so that I can read the weather patterns and temperament changes.
I will be ALWAYS checking the weather before going to our hives in the future. Simply things like this can make it that much easier for everyone and thing during feeding, hive checks, and harvesting.
I will post pics of hives and Nuc transfer later. I am very happy with the Apiary we ordered from and how our bees are behaving now. They are just peacefully flying in a out of their nuc. We can hear them buzzing what seems to be calmly in there!