As part of Just-Bee-Cause, Mike had gone to each of the properties prior to today in order to meet with the customer, determine where the best place to put the bees was, and set out some of the materials (e.g. cinder-blocks to keep the hives off the ground, and even some hive bodies). When we returned today, we were able to complete the hives as well as get everything installed.
As well as having hives in Westchester, IL, there are now hives in Inverness, Willow Springs, Bensenville and in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago. We will be planning to visit each of the hives regularly to monitor their health and production.
The pictures below are from several different properties and show not only our typical set up, but how we install the bees as well! Feel free to ask questions in the comments, we'll be happy to get back to you.