Here's a photo I got while inspecting the bee hive today ... this is the top of the second deep super, with the honey super and queen excluder removed. There are a MILLION bees in there ... well, maybe not quite, but almost.
I built a hive stand for my bees today. At present, I only have one hive but plan to go up to two.
Wow, the bees are healthy and thriving! They are also getting a little more protective of their domain. But I do have to admit that I got careless and did a few things in a hurry that were not well thought out ...
My beehive is strong! I peeked inside today and you can see that they are busy as bees, making honey and love from nectar! I love this hobby!!!
This is week 7 with the new hive of honeybees. They are doing extremely well. I added a second deep super several weeks ago but on inspection last week, they hadn't moved into it. There was a lot of burr comb between the supers, though.
I conducted my third hive inspection. Everything looks ship-shape and the first ba-bees have emerged from their wax cells to begin their lives as workers. Can you spot the Queen bee in this photo?
In this video, I open the beehive for the second hive inspection and also look for my queen bee.
So today, I did my first full hive inspection since installing the bees. Those who visit this site often (or our Facebook page) know that this is my first time at the races when it comes to beekeeping. I'm excited at what I'm learning.
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.
My bees will come next Saturday and I'll be hiving them! Yesterday, I did a mock trial run just to make sure I have all the parts and pieces in place.