Friday, May 22, 2009

Checkin Duane's Bees

Ok, here is my first blog here and it is not even about me! My brother-in-law, Duane, (pictured in his bee suit above), got a couple of bee hives last spring and I got some pictures of him two days ago adding some frames to the hives.The frames are where the bees make their comb to store the honey and also where the eggs are stored that the queen lays.These next three pictures are showing where the larve are in the comb which is capped off. This is called the Brood. There is quite possibly a new queen in their as well, just waiting to grow up and challenge mamma!

Here is some comb that was created not on the frame as they usually will, but on the lid of the box.

Sometime in the next few months these might be pulled out dripping with honey, and while this year most of it might need to be saved to get them through the winter, we are all looking foward to tasting honey made right here in our own backyard!


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