Thursday, August 18, 2011

No Longer Queenless!

Yesterday morning Dad and I did a hive inspection, and . . . the bees accepted the queen!

We went through the entire bottom box without finding any sign of her and then almost all the way through the top box with no sign either . . . and then we saw eggs! And then the queen! Needless to say, we are thrilled and so glad that the hive is going to make it now.

7 comments:

  1. Great! I'm sure you're happy about that!

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  2. I'm so glad Sarah...how do you preserve bees through the colder months?

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  3. I am so pleased for you. I hope there is an abundance of honey for you too.

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  4. Thank you, everyone!

    Ellen, they simply reduce their colony size, form a cluster, and survive on their stores through the winter months. Then come spring, their numbers increase and they begin their nectar and pollen gathering again!

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  5. oh PTL so glad to hear the news! :o)

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