Field Trip to the Apiary

“There’s a big hole there, won’t the bees fly out at us from there?” (concerned 6-year-old)
“No, bees won’t come out from down here, that box is just to hold them off the ground.” (Ellen)

Beekeeping Lesson #1 for 6-year-old, 8-year-old, and their dad. Everyone learned something and no one got stung.

This cluster of bees is still small because it’s a new package and the new brood hasn’t started emerging yet.

 

Bees working on one frame. This hive is one of the new packages that we installed April 30th. In three weeks new bees will start hatching out from the first eggs the queen laid and the hive will grow to be a bustling metropolis.