This morning we got up to put them in, and here are the steps to building a hive ready for the bees.
All the hives
Me in my suit
Mother in her suit
A mesh floor is placed on a crate
Then a brood box is placed on the mesh floor
Wax frame foundations are put in to give the bees a little help with starting to build its honeycomb
These are placed in one by one
End boards are placed in to contain the wax frame foundations
A wooden crown board is then placed on top
...followed by the roof
My Father then attaches the ramp to allow the bees to gradually walk into the hive
The bees are placed and unravelled
The bees gradually walk into the hive
The bees then walk into their new home.