On Tuesday, April 22, 2008, I installed a package of bees in the first Warre Hive here in Northern Colorado, USA. It has been one week since then, and the bees are happily living in their new home. They have been bringing in a good bit of pollen and and nectar. There is a creek in the gully near the hive, so I do not need put out any water for them.
I checked last night and they have already drawn out one bar of comb to the floor and are working diligently on the other comb. I will add another hive box within two weeks…possibly sooner depending on how good the nectar flow is, how good the weather is and how strong the bee package will turn out to be. There are so many variables in a honeybee’s world!