We inspected the hives for the third time today; and were really happy with what we found. When establishing a new hive, it’s obviously extremely important to have a queen that’s laying eggs, workers that are feeding the resulting larvae, and new bees that are emerging. Today, we found lots of eggs (the little white things in the bottom of the cells below):
There were eggs that had matured to the larval stage (the larger white things in the bottom of the cells in the lower left below):
Many larval cells had been capped off; which means new bees will be emerging soon (actually some may already be emerging):
And the queens are busily working (she’s the longer bee at the top-middle below):
So, it appears things are going well in the hives, and we should see numbers increase tremendously over the next few weeks. That’s a good thing – more bees = more honey!