Api benvenuto!!!

May 16, 2011

After much planning, reading, attending of classes and joining of the Alameda Beekeepers’ Association, we decided to get some bees! So on Friday we put approximately 12,000 Italian bees into the back of our car and drove from Sacramento to Oakland to bring the bees to their new home. A day later we had our first bee release party–most of the 12,000 bees landed into our homemade top bar hive and we were lucky enough to have Max & Ashley volunteer to help us:

The installation was successful; there were no bee stings and it was a lot of fun! On Tuesday we’ll check on the hive and make sure the queen was safely released from her cage…and hopefully, if all goes well, we’ll get to enjoy some honey in the fall…