Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Empty Queen Cage

 Today I went back in the hive to retrieve the queen cage.  I was happy to find an empty queen cage which means she was successfully released.  I also saw lots of bees carrying in pollen so I know she is in there and ready to lay eggs.

 While I had the hive open I figured I should poke around and make sure everything looks good.

 The bees are starting to draw out comb as you can see on this frame and the ones below.  Brand new wax is so white and pretty.  It's interesting to see which frames they are building out and which they have left alone.  Despite being added into the bottom box they are building out the top box first.

1 comment:

  1. I find it interesting that they allow people to open up their homes as such without any recourse. ;)