Thursday, June 8, 2017

a box of bees

got home..found a box of bees in the mailbox ( first photo ) i put out the bee house ( second ) and then opened the box...a few had hatched out in transit ( third ) and so i put them in the refrigerator fr about twenty minutes to slow them down ( fourth )..the outdoor temperature ( fifth ) was well warm enough and so i opened the mesh bag ( sixth ) and put it out in the house ( seventh ) a matter of a few minute ( five perhaps ) the hatched bees began to emerge ( eighth through fifteenth )...solitary, non-aggressive pollinators for my suburban back yard..and, with luck, cocoons in the autumn...i will be putting the cocoons i harvested last autumn out over the weekend...more bee news as it happens..or as i find it.

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