Sunday, April 22, 2012

Checking on Bees

 Yesterday Mom and I checked on the bees.

 They are working on about 4 frames of the hive so far.
 You can see they've started drawing out the comb. When the foundation went in the frames, it was relatively flat. Now they are storing nectar and sugar water!
We were looking for the queen, and may have found her, but aren't quite sure! We saw many drones though - the male bees that bum food and expect to be waited on hand and foot.

A disturbing find was that the bees started building a queen cell. This is something they shouldn't be doing unless they are crowded and wanting to swarm, or their queen isn't producing correctly. They can't be overcrowded; they've only been in the hive six days.

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