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Friday, June 15, 2018

Apiary Happenings...

Regular inspections of a hive are imperative to the maintenance and health of a hive. It has been a few weeks since the last inspection so it was time to fire up the smoker and take a peek! The weather was cool and a perfect time to go in.

All the hives looked like this, full of calm bees, working away. 

Baby bees of all stages were seen everywhere! The little white worms in the cells are baby bees in the larvae stage. Once a little bit bigger they will be capped so they can begin the pupa stage and then emerge as beautiful honeybees! The bees on top are called nurse bees, their task is feeding the larvae and keeping them warm. I brushed them all away except these stubborn girls so I could get a picture.

And then the queens! I caught a glimpse of this big girl who was on the run and trying to elude me and my phone camera!

As this one did too! She's a little darker but still a nice healthy girl doing an amazing job! Continue on ladies!

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