Installing Package Bees (Video)(queen quick release)
Installing Package of Bees (Video)(queen quick release)
This method uses a hive top feeder which HCBA does not recommend. HCBA recommends using either quart jars or bucket feeder method.
Most of the time beekeepers get packages, the queen has not spent sufficient time with the package to be accepted. Follow the "Beginning Beekeeper's Handbook" for releasing the queen. If you have concerns, discuss with one of our Master Beekeepers.