Friday, October 1, 2010

Moving Up in the World

While I was at work today, the bees had another storey added to their home.

Between the 2nd and 3rd boxes there is a wire grid to stop the queen going up to the top level. The workers can get through it to store honey up there, but the queen can't go up and lay eggs.

Last time the hive was opened, a temperature sensor was placed inside. I was amazed to discover that the bees keep the temperature in their home at 35°C!

1 comment:

  1. Do you have a link to a graph of the temperature?