|We spotted the queen within 3 minutes of opening the hive. It was a quick game of Where's Waldo! The queen is the bee with the black shiny thorax and wings folded over her abdomen.|
We entered the hive on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 11:15 am. The weather was about 70 degrees and sunny.
We will inspect the hive for eggs on Saturday (weather permitting) and every 3 days or so until we find it. They we will mark and clip the queen so we can easily find her in future inspections.
|This one cell full of bright orange pollen was such a beautiful sight.|
|There were still lots of bees in the hive despite having a look with all of the foragers out.|
|The comb is clean with no brood at all, but there are cells of pollen and nectar scattered throughout.|