Sunday, April 18, 2010

a beautiful sight

I got two new bee colonies moved in Friday evening. Both came from a local beekeeper and are small but established colonies, with comb and brood already started. I checked on them today and saw what I wanted to see - bees hard at work, a good brood pattern, general calm contentedness in the hive. The weather isn't so great today, so I'll have another look on a nice, sunny day when more bees are out foraging and I can see better. The initial inspection was quite promising, though, and I feel that I can now exhale deeply. I may have just become a beekeeper, rather than a bee loser.


  1. Congratulations on your new family. I'm nursing two new stings right now, checking my hives this morning I saw what I wanted to see too - larvae and eggs and lots of new cells of syrup. Good luck to us both!


  2. Some context re Bees. Keep up the noble work!