My husband and I went out to the bee hive this afternoon, not fully sure what to expect.
As we opened up the hive, we were pleasantly surprised to find tons capped brood! Which means, we have a laying queen after all!!! Hooray!!!
We have such a healthy hive, we need to add another super and quite possibly, start a second hive! What a beautiful problem to have after having heard about everyone in our county who keeps bees losing about 50% of their hives to disease, robbers, or absconding.
I don’t have pictures of the inside at the moment because it’s hard to wield a phone in a full bee suit with gloves, but hopefully soon, I’ll be able to show you all our hive.