This is a journal I will be keeping to document my experiences, both successful and unsuccessful, in beekeeping. This will be my first year, 2011, keeping bees. We'll see how it goes. I will be keeping bees naturally, letting them build on foundationless frames, and without medication. This is also my first blog I have ever done and I am by no means a journalist or English major. So, if you see grammatical errors of any and all kinds don't be surprised. The looks of things on the blog will probably change several times before I come up with something that I like.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
I let them go undisturbed for about 3 days before I check on the queen and to make sure everything was going good. While doing the inspection on day three I saw that they had already let her out and she was already laying eggs. They had started to build some extra comb in the open space where the queen cage once was so I removed it. On the second frame I looked at stood the queen herself. She wasn't quite as big as the queen in my bee tree hive. She moved around the comb very fast.
All seems to be going very well with both hives. I have capped honey in the bee tree hive. Here is some pictures of a complete frame of brood they have.