First days with bees: May 23 – June 9

I brought my nuc home on May 23. It was late, and I was in a hurry to get the bees into the hive. Since I was hurrying, I didn’t see the queen.

nucleus hive, honeybees

This was the only photo I got. I was preoccupied with getting them into the hive.

10 days later, I opened the hive for the first time. I found the queen, capped brood, pollen, nectar. I didn’t check all of the frames because I didn’t want to leave the hive open too long.

The queen has the yellow dot.

Today, I went back to check their progress and found new comb, eggs, more brood and many, many new bees. I added a box of frames to the top, I’m not sure if I’m a bit early doing this, but I don’t want to open the hive excessively.

Lots and lots of new bees.

You can’t see it, but there are eggs in there!

They’ve been busy in the last few days.

Lots of capped brood in this frame.

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