Monday, April 28, 2014

First Inspection

After nearly a week of waiting, on Sunday we were finally able to go back into our newly-occupied hive and see how it was doing.  Apparently, everyone's healthy.  We saw that they were doing a good job drawing new honeycomb out on the blank frames.

Plus, there was lots of brood... cells with eggs, larvae & pupae.

And there was a ton of capped honey for the bees t eat too!  And some pollen-filled cells in an awesome bright orange.  We saw a few bees coming home with legs covered in orange pollen too.  It was amazing.

We gave them a bucket of sugar syrup to eat to help with their comb building, and left them to their work.  While I worked on some other stuff, Eric planted our new honeysuckle for them.

So far... being a beekeeper rocks.

1 comment:

Debbi Huntington said...

I give you credit....I can't even stand to look at the pictures of these guys. lol but, of course, I love what they do for my gardens.

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