Hive at the 2 week mark

IMG_3569We were good and left the bees in peace for a week after our last inspection. It’s tempting to want to check on their progress frequently – but it stresses out the bees. Once a week is fine though – actually we may need to check a little more often when the weather is warm and the bees are more active.

The goal of this inspection was to confirm that our queen was healthy and laying eggs. We again didn’t spot the queen, but we did see plenty of evidence of her presence. There were cells with larvae and lots of capped brood cells: a few drones and lots of workers.

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Satisfied, we stopped short of pulling out every single bar and put the hive back together so the bees could get on with their work.

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