Keg With Bees – No Beer, Only Bees

A week and a half ago we picked up a small keg, approximately 5 gallons, in Los Altos with a new colony of bees in it. We brought it home and kept it as-is until we had time to transfer them into a hive box. Easter Sunday turned out to be a relaxing day with kids going to two easter egg hunts and with no planned bee activities, my dad and I decided to open up the keg.

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We have done large wine barrels before so this was a simple task for us. Good thing they haven’t built up much yet and most of the comb was hanging from the top and not attached to the side.

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We detached the comb, caught and caged the queen, and then moved everything include the brood and all into a small four frame nuc.

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