Monday, September 26, 2011


Opening the hive to check on how it is going since last week's swarm (and a secondary swarm last night which we hope we caught this time - more on that later).
That's a bunch of drones sitting on top of the queen-excluder. If you click on the picture to enlarge it, you might be able to see the difference between the drones and the workers - there are a couple of workers in this picture. Drones have bigger eyes than worker bees, as well as bigger bodies. They don't have stingers, though.

No egg-laying is happening in this hive yet. Either there is a new queen who isn't mature enough yet, or there is no queen. Stay tuned for further updates as they come to hand!

1 comment:

  1. i could see the difference, the workers seem to have the stripes too.