The bees came to BU from Georgia last May, all 10,000 of them, sent by overnight mail in a screened box slightly bigger than a briefcase.
Officials in the Boston University beekeeping club picked up the thrumming box at Fed Ex counter in Boston much to the relief of the terrified mail clerk, and brought the bees to their new home on the Charles River.
The day had finally arrived, one the beekeepers had eagerly anticipated all spring, but the fun was just getting started. How do you get 10,000 bees into a new hive?
Read more about BU Beekeeping's urban beekeeping efforts along the Charles River on BU Today: http://www.bu.edu/articles/2019/all-the-buzz-why-students-swarm-to-bu-beekeeping/