After waiting weeks, we finally got the call that the bees had arrived! They were shipped from California to Wisconsin on a semi truck, and our bee teacher transported them from Wisconsin to the western suburbs. ThatGuy and I were literally waiting outside our teacher's house when he drove up. You could say were were a little excited.
Here's a picture of the back of our teacher's truck. That's a LOT of bees!
We requested a package without "hobos"- bees that are on the outside of the package.
There are about 15,000 bees in this 3 pound package! The silver circle is a can of sugar syrup that the bees feed on during their travels.
ThatGuy with the bees! He's a brave husband.
We put the bees in the backseat and buckled them in. ThatGuy put his running shoe in-between the boxes to make sure there was adequate ventilation.
Up next: installing the hive!