Bee Day – hanging queen cage 2
A glitch: The retaining strap had detached from the cage, which landed in the mass of bees inside the package.
I gingerly fished it out using that hive tool and long-nosed pliers,
then redeployed some border twine from the garden for a replacement.
Turns out, hanging the cages like this made it awkward to subsequently handle the cages when it came time
to release the queens a few days later. It also led to misaligned comb.
Beginner's lesson duly learned.
I've got a better plan in mind for next time. And tinkering is part of the fun.
Photo courtesy of LH