Thursday, August 27, 2009

a new Queen

We just re-Queened the observation hive. That is, we inserted the wooden Queen box and now we wait for the bees to eat their way through the sugar stopper,and accept her as their monarch. We are of course all aquiver with anticipation. The O-hive lost their Queen a couple of weeks ago and for a while we hoped (somewhat irrrationally since there was no brood to be seen and certainly no queen cells) they might make their own new Queen. Meanwhile, the population has declined precipitously behind their glass walls.
And we wait for her release.

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