Well, well. The joke is on me. Last Sunday I installed the bees, and this weekend they are gone. The queen was released and they done r-u-n-n-o-f-t. That's $175, down the tubes if you count the cost of the new hive, the DVD, and the expensive raw local honey I bought for feeding them, in addition to the ninety bucks for the bees themselves.
Does this deter me? Does this stop me? No! I'll call my bug guy and have him put me on the list for a swarm when he can get one.
Yeah, I'm disappointed. But it happens.
This isn't my last bee post.