Bee Day – home on the road
Fine screen on the faces provides ventilation.
The can holds the bees' road food, a syrup of table sugar and tap water,
which the bees sip through small holes punched into the can's bottom;
surface tension keeps the syrup from leaking out.
Beekeepers additionally mist the the bees with syrup between pickup and hiving.
Sugared-up bees without a nursery and pantry to protect are docile and unlikely to sting.
While handling the package,
you are more likely to catch a splinter from the rough wood and construction than to be stung.
The inside remains clean even after housing a colony for days because bees do not poop
in their home.
(16 × 8.5 faces,