Bee Day – shaking in bees
The workers (and any tag-along drones) go in next.
First, mist one last time to distract them with a sweet treat.
Next, whack the package once or twice to dislodge them from the walls into a pile on the bottom.
When you whack the package, you hear a rising buzz and a muffled whoosh.
You can also feel the cluster shift.
Finally, flip the package hole-side down and shake the bees into the hive—gently but with gusto.
A few shakes and you're done. It's remarkably easy, actually.
Photo courtesy of LH