The debate continued on what to do with the bees, originally my dad decided to just let them alone since they were not bothering us. However, as the days passed the hive got heavier and the branch got lower. Finally, my Dad realized something had to be done.
Friends told us about Abello Bees who would relocate the bees or would help you relocate them to a hive that you could keep. After doing some research and number crunching, my dad came up with a proposal. He would pay for the removal of the bees but if I agreed to pay for the the equipment and do all the work, then we could keep the bees.
I thought it over and agreed. I knew that the bees are great pollinators, and with the bee population decreasing, there could be problems pollinating our plants. I figured if we had a beehive, we would not have to hand-pollinate all our plants, the bees would pollinate our plants for us instead.
So my dad and I placed an order for what we thought we needed. After several long days of waiting, several boxes arrived.
With baited breath, I nervously cut opened one box at a time.
The first box contained a bee suit.
Then came the bee boxes, or the supers.
And finally, the roof, the stand, and some tools.
After opening the boxes, we contacted Abello Bees, letting him know that we were ready for him to help us relocate the bees to a hive. The date was set, yes the bees were going to become the first animals on the micro-farm rather than my dad’s chickens! 🙂