Bees at 3 weeksMay 12, 2009
I haven’t killed them!
Over the weekend I was looking at my newly blooming allium and noticed visitors.
On Monday I just couldn’t resist and had to take the lids off the hives to see how they were doing.
The bricks keep the bees from lifting the lid. No – the bricks keep the lid from being blown off in a midwestern storm – in theory anyway. I think if a tornado wants that lid two little bricks aren’t going to save it.
Anyway – I took off the lid and the inner cover and saw bees! Many many happily buzzing bees.
I didn’t pull out any frames to see how the comb building was going (I didn’t have gloves on – although I was wearing a veil) but I think it looks to be about half full of comb. Both hives looked about the same. In a couple of weeks I’ll put another box of frames on top so they can keep expanding. But so far so good.