Invasion of the Honeybees Part 2
Our weather has been pretty unusual here lately and not all conducive to peeking inside the beehive. We finally had a small window of time that wasn't too hot, too windy, and wasn't during the bees "busy time" of flying in and out of the hive. According to Beekeeping for Dummies, we were supposed to check on the bees after a week and make sure the Queen was doing o.k. If everything went well, we would be able to see newly laid eggs and the beginnings of the bee's honey stores. The Hubs was very excited to get to put on his suit again and he got to use the smoker for the first time.
Not going to lie, I was in yoga pants and a tank top and was just as close to the bees as he was and the bees could have cared less about turning me in to a pin cushion. It really is true-if you are chill around the bees, they will be chill around you. Not only did we find the Queen content and happy but she had been busy! We found a whole section of new honeybee babies!
We were also able to see new honey that was in the process of being capped by the bees for later use.
Before closing them up, the bees got a fresh batch of food in the feeder. Here in a few more weeks we'll peek inside again to make sure everyone is content and happy.