I just met with the president of the New River Valley Beekeeper’s Association who, it turns out, works just down the road from me. He is selling bee packages of which we purchased one. Our bees are due to arrive on Monday. In the meantime, I bopped down the road to retrieve some honeycomb he most generously offered up to me. I can install this comb in the top bar hive as a way to give the new bees a head start. They will clean it up and reuse it as a basis for starting their new, fabulous hive. Thanks, Mark, for that little boost. I will see him again Monday morning to pick up my bee package. Hopefully, by this time next week our hive will be buzzing! Very exciting.