Hive Inspection # 4

28 Jun

Last week’s hive inspection was very intense. We had two deeps to look through and plenty more bees to deal with. Aside from the fact that I got stung , it was a success.

We saw plenty more capped brood, which means it is only a matter of days before we have even more bees will join the force.

There is still a lot of honey on the top deep. We aren’t sure if we should extract it now to make room for more bees or let the bees figure out how to best use their space.

Frame with some Brood

Frame full of bees

Although we didn’t actually see the queen this time, we did see plenty of evidence that she was there. I swear a saw some eggs but Mike and Deb had a hard time seeing them. There was a good amount of larva and capped brood. We also witnessed a bee birth.

Bee Birth

I hope we see the Queen during the next inspection but there are so many more bees to sort through. I have to find my camera charger so I can be prepared for some epic bee pictures.

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4 Responses to “Hive Inspection # 4”

  1. Ben June 28, 2011 at 9:49 am #

    I’m a bit terrified by this, but also really curious. At some point soon I hope to come over and check it out.

    • brooklynlovebug June 28, 2011 at 11:02 am #

      You are welcome to come by anytime! It really isn’t as scary as it seems.

  2. Honey Pat June 28, 2011 at 6:39 pm #

    This is amazing!!

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