Today was "bee day!" Unfortunately my dad and bee mentor suffered a stroke last month, and while he's now thankfully home recovering, between that and the whole COVID-19 thing, he stayed home this year. However, I was able to go pick up the bees in Stillwater and get them installed today!
With the coronavirus epidemic going on, they had new procedures for picking up bees. Bee pickup was spread out between two days, and the time slot I was given based on my last name was 12:30-1:00 today. I was to put a sign in my window with my name, not open the window or get out of the vehicle, and allow them to put the bees in the vehicle.
I then headed home, made some sugar syrup, let it cool and headed over to install them! I think everything went well, but here is a movie from the day, including bee pickup!