Friday, May 25, 2012

Checking In On The Bees

Since installing the bees I haven't gone into the hive.  I should have gone in weeks ago to make sure the queen was doing her job and producing more bees.  But life and the weather got in the way.  Yesterday I finally got around to opening up the hive and seeing if things looked ok.

When I opened up the hive things looked busy.  The top box had alot honey and bees but I couldn't see from just peering in any sign of eggs or larva.  When I lifted off the first box right away I found larva that was in comb the bees had built between the boxes.  Once I saw that I didn't need to go any farther because it was evidence that the queen is doing her job.

 While in the hive I went ahead and added on the queen excluder and a box for just honey storage.

A frame of empty comb ready to be filled with honey!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that looks like something that takes a good bit of skill to do well. Glad to read that all is well in the new hive! Great pics!