Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Bee update

So the bees have been in the hive for a bit over two weeks now. I've enjoyed feeding and watering them, watching them bring in pollen and create comb. Things are not, however, well this this colony. The queen is, to be blunt, dead. My bees are queenless and confused. This causes many problems, but the long and the short of it is that I need a new colony because at this stage it will be almost impossible to have them accept a new queen. Hopefully I can salvage some of the bees from this hive, but in the coming weeks there will be some new bees to tell you about. Stay tuned.
(As it turns out, getting pictures of individual bees is difficult, but here are some of the "girls".)

3 comments:

jenrust said...

Oh man! I am sorry to hear about your queen. Keep us posted. I have been so curious about your bee adventure.

Jeffus said...

Regicide is always a bummer! I'm pretty excited about your bee workings this year. Glad to hear your going to keep trying!

Hope and Brian said...

You can be successful with anything if you are willing to put enough money into it (I hope). New bees will hopefully 'bee' here next week.