Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Hive

MDK-20090501-0920, originally uploaded by monkeydoc.

Got to go out and check on the bees again. Lisa and Chris have added the second hive body, and the bees are filling the empty frames with comb, nectar and brood. The best news is that no one got stung this time. As you can see, the bee keepers decided to start wearing veils after Chris' eye was almost swollen shut.

The big news for the day was that they found the queen, who hadn't been sighted on a few previous looks into the hive. Look for the red-dot just right of center.

MDK-20090501-0921, originally uploaded by monkeydoc.


craftyk said...

Ohhhhh! I love this picture of bear! I can't wait to meet the ladies :) although aren't they all boys, except the queen? Miss you guys!

Lisa said...

Nope, they're actually almost all girls (including the queen) except a handful of boys (drones)!

Isaac said...

Ya, the boys have it really great or really bad depending on your view ;)

I can't wait to visit them!