A beekeeping year in pictures...
If things go well, the hive will survive and as things start to warm up in the spring we will start to see signs of life!
Picking up Packages
I work part time for the Ballard Bee Company (Corky Luster, owner of that company is pictured), and every year we go down to California to pick up around 600 packages of bees for customers in the Seattle area. A package of bees is about 3# of worker bees (around 7-10 thousand) and 1 queen, basically the start of a new hive. The bees are all clumped together to stay warm.