"It was the oldest sound in the world. Souls flying away." The Secret Life of Bees

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Beekeeping Adventures - Hive Inspections

My bees are doing wonderfully.  The workers are diligently carrying out all of their many tasks and the queen is busy laying eggs.  I've done 3 full hive inspections so far (1 per week) and I am more in awe of them every time.  They have built out 6 frames so far and it's almost time to add another brood box.

Look closely and you can see larvae in many different stages (tiny little larvae in the left hand corner all the way to fully capped over larvae in the top right corner).  Once the queen lays an egg, it takes about 3 weeks for it to fully mature.  

Pure Wonderment