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A beekeeping year in pictures...

THE ISLAND'S FLORAL SYMPHONY

SAN JUAN ISLAND HONEY

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.