Beekeeping - day two!

Photo of beehive

The bees were successfully hived yesterday and seem to be busy today with orientation flights and other new household duties, including tossing a few dead bees out the front door.

I spent a lot of time sitting and watching the hive today. At one point, two bees landed on my bald head and crawled around a bit. My first instinct was to bat them off but then I remembered: they didn't land on me to sting me. So no use giving them any reason to.

Didn't see any returning with pollen yet ... they still seem to be staying pretty close to the hive. I do have a hive-top feeder in place and water nearby.

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Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 15:30

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