|This was how the nuc arrived. There|
are five frames full of bees inside.
I installed the nuc in my new hive and left them to their bee business. When I was back out in the pasture in the afternoon, I could observe bees coming and going at the entrance of the new hive, so I have to assume that they are happy in their new home.
I had a vet appointment for Jack in the afternoon. He's already neutered and he had a vaccine history but everything was due to be updated. That was accomplished and his heartworm test was negative. They took him in the back to do the exam and vaccines, and I soon heard him barking. They said that he was nervous and scared, but was non-aggressive. The barking was at another dog that he encountered back there. That's what he does when he encounters anything new, he barks. He's a vocal shepherd, never an unexpressed thought.
|I just transferred the five frames into|
the new hive in place of five empty
frames. They will continued to build
their colony and then I will add
another super (box) on top.
|Jack at the vet. This pic|
looks like a mug shot.
I would have been happier with a more ideal reaction, but I can't say that I'm surprised. I also can't really be mad at the guy. He's just a pup trying to figure out the world and he's got only an undeveloped German Shepherd brain to work with.
We came home and went out to the pasture to play ball with Theo. Max and Gigi came out too. The new bees seemed to be finding their way in and out of the hive.
|Jack is trying his best, and he's really pretty|
good but he needs time and training.
|Gigi and Max out in the pasture with the bees.|
|After the cat meeting.|
|Here he is, looking his best.|
|Gigi has been enjoying the spring weather,|
actually asking to go outside and even
spending some time in the dog yard.
|The new bee colony is on the left. Last year's hive is on the right.|