First, to the dismay of our neighbors,
we seeded our front yard in clover!
Then we started getting our girl's new home ready! Spring 2012
Next, off to see Mr. Ted Jansen to pick up the gals.
- (aka Mr. Adopt-a-Bee)
Ted and his bees win Blue ribbons at the Missouri State Fair!
The Girls arrive! Morning March 30, 2012
The Girls get an attic! (called a "honey super") Afternoon March 30, 2012
The Girls get busy bringing in Pollen and Nectar! Noon March 31, 2012
Ted said to keep an eye on them, so we did!
Got Honey? Not yet. April 6, 2012
They're still busy getting their brood box full.
They're just starting to fill the super.
Watch a video (large file). Afternoon March 31, 2012
Watch an orentiation flight video 2. Afternoon April 3, 2012
Watch an orentiation flight video 3. Afternoon April 3, 2012
So, what's really inside a hive?
(Spare Medium Hive body with frames)