Scared that they were getting ready to swarm and take off, I called my "bee mentor". He said they were "hanging out on the porch because it is hot." I took the extruder board off my box and they were happy bees again. It was my first time truly "working Arby's". It was just a bit nervewracking!
I also discovered that it looked like I had lost my queen, so I went over to my mentor's house and he had me help "inspect" his hives so I would actually know what I was looking for and gave me a new queen cell to add to my frame. I'll have to go back in after Monday to see that she has hatched and also a few days later to look for eggs. Do you know how small bee eggs are???
REALLY REALLY small!
1/2 grain of rice.