May 29, 2011

The Bees are All Right

Latest check shows that there is a queen (below) and there are larva and capped brood so everything looks good. I think the scare is over.
Last week I swapped the position of frame 1 and 2 and frame 9 and 10 at the ends of the hive. I did this so the bees would not forget to build wax on them. My trick worked and every frame was ready to go this week, which means I could put another hive on top.

This is how the bees were acting mid-week. I think the new queen was on her mating flight and so the workers buzzed on the hive to spread pheromones to help he find her way back. Usually bees do not loiter around the front of the hive.

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