I do love our CX-5. Oh so useful! Looks quite normal from the front. Innocuous, even.
But in the back this morning?
Several thousand cranky honeybees! Jane made the valid point yesterday that this car could be considered a weapon of mass destruction.
Hmmm, we apparently need another trip to the car wash.
I got out early today and put the bees in their little nuc boxes. They weren't thrilled, but no one tried to sting me.
My drive up to my friend Pierre's place was uneventful. No one rear-ended me or even tailgated me. In fact, the rural roads were almost empty! Two bees did escape but the followed the nuc boxes out when I unloaded the car at Pierre's.
The girls were ITCHING to get out and very happy to have the screening off the hive entrances.
I set them up on a table and Pierre will be installing the queens this afternoon. Fingers crossed that the queens take and all goes well! In case you're wondering, there's no law saying that beehives have to bee white. In fact, if you have more than one hive, it's a good idea to paint them different colours so that the bees can differentiate between hives. Otherwise, you get more bees drifting between hives.
In a week or so, maybe more, these girls will be coming home to me, and I will install them in full-size hive boxes.
And on a non-bee note...
Last night we went for a run around the park in Alexandria. The mill pond was still as glass and very pretty!
The tulips were looking mighty fine at sunset!