I couldn't wait to get into the bees, so I volunteered to make sure the queen was out of her cage. She came in a small container that was plugged with sugar. When it was uncapped and put into the hive her workers and drones ate the sugar to let her out.
She was out and the work was done. The smoker and hat were from my DH's grandfather. The bee suit is my own creation. I think I'll start a new line and call it Bee Wear.