Thankfully, 3 of our 6 hives survived the winter. Here is our bee yard near the back of our property. Steve purchased 3 new packages of bees which he has just installed. Bees come in 2 or 3# packages, or some people buy them as Nucs (which consists of 5 frames with a queen that is already laying). Steve has used both, but hasn’t noticed much difference in how the hive performs. Since the Nucs are more expensive, he chose to go with packages this year.
To Nuc or not to Nuc?
April 12, 2016