thats one regret i have, i didnt even think to take pics of it before we tore it down. my wife asked me why i didnt take before & after pics. tell you the truth, i was not ready for bees. i helped my dad 40+ years ago with his. he had 30 hives when i was a kid and havent messed with them since.
a few weeks ago a guy came in where my wife works and asked if he could put a couple hives on our place & we said sure. then i happen to remember this hive , i had watched it for several tears & told the guy about them and he said heck go get them & i`ll help you with them if there still alive. so here we are with bees.
as i said , i was not ready, its something my wife & i had talked about for in the future. i had no equiptment & what little knowledge i retained form my dad. the hive sat by our barn all week & my wife & kids took a huge intrest in them & went out every day to watch them. then the guy that was bringing his bees showed up sat. with a buch of new frames and a couple boxes and said lets break them open and see what ya got. he brought me a veil to use & a smoker.
i was very excited but also nervouse because they hadnt been messed with in years & thought we were in for a bad time with some mad bees but it was just the opposite. not one sting, i even dropped a frame full of bees & they didnt get mad. i will take some pics of what we have and also on future progress
in the process now of getting more equiptment so i guess i`m ito it now ready or not.
also the guy that is helping me is great, he is excited that i have my own bees now and is really impressed with this queen.
thanks for all replies & i will get pics & updates