Let us out of here!!!
The girls in there travel cage.
Preparing to put the queen in hive. She will stay in a small box until all the workers eat the marshmallow that is keeping her in.
Getting covered in bee poop. No really he was.
Dumping a clump of bees into the hive.
Dumping the girls out their box into their new home.
You can see them coming out of the box.
Does this bee suit make my butt look big?
Putting in the trays so the girls can start doing their thing.
Feeding the girls sugar water so they can eat until the get some honey made.
Bee boys Richard and Jordan
Putting the lid on. We had to put rocks on top to keep the racoons out of the sugar water.
That's a whole lot of yellow and black.
Isn't she cute?
Removing the Queen cage. You can see where they built access comb in the space where another frame should go. This comb needs to be removed to make room for the other frame.
The girls have been really busy in the last two weeks building there home. We saw some larva too but I couldn't get picures of it since the bees would move in too quickly to protect it and I was just a foot or two away with no protective gear.
Close up of the girls busy at work. If you closely you can see one even has her little red tongue out. She is probably busy cleaning the cell.
Close up of the frame with the extra comb the girls made. They have been very busy little girls.
The comb once it was removed but the bees kept clinging to it.
Removing the free roaming comb from the frames.
Richard scanned the largest piece of free roaming honeycomb he removed from the hive yesterday. The Architecture is amazing.
Preparing to add the second box, called a Super, to the hive to give the girls more space to work.
Preparing to add the second box to the hive to give the girls more space to work.