August 2011 we received our nucleus of bees at the door.
The bees are kept in my sister-in-laws garden which is five minutes from where we live. We had made the hive up weeks previously in preparation for their arrival. In hindsight if you have the money, buy one ready made it will save lots of arguments and swearing however we like many are on a budget.
The cat was not amused by the arrival of the box of buzz, which we transferred to the hive at dusk.
Our bees are very docile and smoke is not needed for an inspection, we only have one suit between us and I am more than happy to be around them without the protection.
I am in love!
Our smiling bee hive made up in the living room before being transported to its future home.