After removing four frames from the deep, Bob shakes a few bees in the bottom of the hive.
The queen is "my girlfriend". She is pretty special.
Bob opens the queen cage and carefully places her on the bottom of the hive. The other bees quickly surround her to care for her. He then shakes the rest of the bees in the hive.
The whole process is fascinating! I do love hearing my beekeeper hubby during each step!
He is happy working with his bees and never ceases to be amazed by them and by the Creator!
O Lord, what a variety of things you have made! In wisdom you have made them all. The earth is full of your creatures.