A New Hope (Never thought I'd make a Star Wars reference...)
Sunday, Ed came by to drop off a new set of bees. We're going to keep them in the 5-frame nuc boxes instead of moving them into a full size hive. Hopefully, they can grow in numbers so that they can keep themselves warm thru the winter. They seem healthy and busy. The bottom nuc box is full with brood and nectar. The second box was just introduced a couple weeks ago and there is one frame with comb. The next time we check on them, there should be more progress.
|Her majesty, marked in yellow, born this year.|
|The Queen and a couple workers to keep her company in the transport box|
|The Queen box, surrounded by curious workers from the new hive|
Our bees seem to be doing really well. This afternoon, they were flying in and out, pollen legs and all. That's a good sign.