Thursday, May 13, 2010

So far, so good

The temperature was in the lower 60s today, so both hives were busy.  Oscar's bees are bringing in pollen by the truckload.  Nairobi's bees are just getting started and I did see pollen on some of the returning workers.

 Oscar bees with pollen

I opened Nairobi up just long enough to pull the queen cage out and ensure that it was empty.  The cage was empty and the bees are clustered up in one mass in the corner.  I am assuming that the queen is in there somewhere.  As I mentioned above, they are bringing in pollen and working the 1:1 syrup from the feeding station.  I am leaving them alone for at least a week before I check for progress on combs.

Nairobi bees feeding on syrup

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