Adventures in Beekeeping: Wednesday morning hive inspection

I wasn’t planning on opening the Warre hive hours after I’d already been in there, but this morning around 5:30 a.m., I wound up doing another hive inspection.

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Honeybees steadily making comb

 

Why was I back in my Warre hive so soon. Well, I was specifically searching for eggs because I realized on my prior inspections I hadn’t seen any. I did notice that there was something going on at the bottom of the hive, but I really didn’t have a chance to do a thorough search.  That doesn’t mean the eggs aren’t there. I didn’t even open the next box where they’ve already started building comb.

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Honeybee Inspection: The honeybees have built a lot of comb in a few days

 

However I did open the observation window, which is in the second box and there was a lot of clustering activity. Part of my reluctance to open the second box is that I don’t want to unintentionally kill honeybees. I’m hoping that doesn’t happen as long as I’m careful.

This weekend, when I feed them, I’ll pull out the second box and check for the queen and eggs.

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4 Responses to Adventures in Beekeeping: Wednesday morning hive inspection

  1. Jennifer says:

    Oooooooooo! Something’s happening! Exciting!
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    Opal Reply:

    Let’s hope @Jennifer, :)

    I’m thinking she’s somewhere in the second box and I haven’t looked in there yet). It’s where I’d put her tiny cage. Hopefully, I’ll find her this weekend.
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  2. Jennifer says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing what they have done with the “comb” – I see that it’s pure white here and wonder how fast they start covering it in honey
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    Opal Reply:

    @Jennifer, They’d already started adding honey stores to this comb, it was just uncapped and it was further down on the comb.
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