I wish I would have remembered my camera when we installed the bees. Bummer! Anyway, this is the box the bees come in. They come with a silver can you see in the top full of sugar water, a small box that holds just the queen and then 3 lbs of bees.
This is Kirk opening up the box to look at the frames.
This is one of the frames. In the bottom of the frame you can see light yellow, this is the start of new brood or bee babies. On the top of the frame is capped off honey.
This frame is a very busy brood frame. The dark yellow you see is pollen.
We have been asked, "What about your kids?"
Well, we chose bees that are very calm and do not swarm. Also we can walk right up to the hive and they really do not care. Our kids know not to approach the hive but really we don't even notice them. When the bees go out to collect nectar they fly straight up. Our backyard is not full of bees.
So far it has been a really fun hobby and a great addition to our homeschool.