This is Ethel II and Justine. Justine (on the right) is slightly stronger than Ethel. It has been 15 days since they were installed and the hives are much calmer. The queen is busy laying eggs and the nurse bees are taking care of the brood. The first brood should hatch in the first week of May and that’s when I’ll find out how they are really doing. The workers are coming in with lots of pollen. I will feed them again tomorrow.
April 24th, 2010