|The whole kit and kaboodle!|
|Gluein' and screwin'. Oh, and some clampin' too....|
J. carried everything out for me and helped find a spot in the corner of the yard where they won't be bothered. The first thing you do is remove the inner three or four frames. Then spray the bees with syrup water (ratio of 1 water:1 sugar). This calms them and gives them something to eat as they lick each other clean.
The top of the package has a can in it that contains more sugar water. When you remove that can, the bees can get out, but you need to remove it to get the queen out. She's suspended in a cage so that the other bees can't sting her before they accept her. (These are not HER bees yet...)
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