They are shipped in boxes containing the bees (10,000 per box), one queen in a separate cage, and a can of food (sugar water).
Opening the boxes.
Placing the queen in the hive. On Wednesday Keith will remove her from her cage.
Dumping the bees into the hive.
Unfortunately we only caught the tail end of the dump on video.
Bees in the hive.
Closing up the hives.
Our intern Lori Watley helping out.