Installing Bees From a Package

Installing Bees From a Package

This year, I had the fantastic opportunity to expand my beekeeping and hone in on associated skills with a bit of help from my mentor. Dale Large accompanied me as we installed two new hives that would become bustling homes for many buzzing creatures! The video below delves into each step of installing bees - incredibly fascinating to watch them swarm around our heads, only returning to settle in their brand-new home.

honeybees in a package

Are you ready to take your beekeeping game to the next level?

If so, installing bees into their hive is a significant milestone! This will give you hands-on experience with your hives and colonies and signify that you’re on the path toward becoming an expert beekeeper. Installing bees can be thrilling – but it also comes with many considerations for ensuring both yourself and your precious colony remain safe. We’ll walk through everything from preparing your hive frames to what protective gear to wear. Buckle up – it’s time to install some bees!

Dale and Kara at the hives, preparing for harvest

It’s safe to say that I’ve come a long way.

Every year I realize how much more I know since my journey as a beekeeper started with Dale Large when we installed my first two hives. Installing bees is a milestone for any beekeeper, which requires skill, consideration, and bravery! Don’t let the fear of a vibrant swarm stop you from diving headfirst into this rewarding hobby. Grab your gear and get ready – creating new homes for these delightful creatures can be one of the most fulfilling aspects of beekeeping.

So don’t wait - start your beekeeping adventure by installing bees into their hive. You can soon become an expert beekeeper with practice, courage, and persistence!


Kara holding a hive frame in doorway of cabin

About the Author

Kara waxes about the bees, creates and tests recipes with her friend Joyce, and does her best to share what she’s learning about the bees, honey, ingredients we use and more. Read more about Kara