Thursday, May 27, 2010

Is it a SWARM...

After have our bees for 2 weeks, we discovered them doing this.....
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???
1/2 grain of rice.

1 comment:

Niki said...

I love that you are all covered up on the top and wearing shorts!