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Bee TV — U Can’t Touch This

July 26, 2010 Leave a comment

You know the Yule log channel that’s on around Christmas each year? I think they should have one that’s just focused on a hive. I could watch these bees all day long… (Notice the very full pollen baskets coming in. Very ’80s. MC Hammer pants!)

I didn’t have time for a full inspection, but I did see that the drone eggs the queen had laid in the super (before I added the excluder) were hatching. You can see four of the newborns chewing their way out of the wax, next to the wooden bottom bar:

I’m hoping to be able to extract at least two supers in a week or so. The finished tower: