Transfer of Bees to Hive

A brood box with queen and bee colony was habituated to a location within the Knockainey apiary. The brood box contained frames with honey, bees and the queen. The hive was placed beside the broodbox and frames complete with bees were individually transferred to the hive. Alan, shown below was master of ceremonies.

Section 1 transfer.
Alan successfully transfers first section from brood box to hive brood chamber.
Colony transfer.
Heavily laden sections in place.
Filled chamber.
Filled hive brood chamber.
Transfer Complete
Crownboard and lid fitted to hive.
Hive entrance
Close up of hive entrance.
Sophia bees up close.
They seem to like the paint work!