Last fall, we pulled the bees out of the observation hive at the Science Center of Iowa and put them into a nuc. We hoped this would help them survive winter.
Here I am pulling out a frame to inspect it.
The hive was pretty small. We expected this because they had been kept in an observation hive all summer.
Bethany also helped inspect the hive. We fed them both sugar syrup and pollen patty during the fall to help them build up.