Today hubby and I opened our new bee hive for the first time to check the health of the hive and the amount of space for the hive to grow. The weather was perfect, warm and still. After suiting up we used the smoker to calm the bees and then the lid was lifted.
|The bee keeper.|
It was an amazing sight and I feel so privileged to have the opportunity to see these amazing creatures at work.
|Plenty of room for growth.|
|The nursery. You can see the larvae in the cells in these two photos. Isn't it amazing?!|
|I was so happy with how this photo turned out. The detail is so good.|
So after having a good look at the hive, seeing that all was well, noting where the honey was and that for the moment there is room for growth, we put the lid back on. We probably took a little longer than we should have due to our inexperience as we noted some of the bees were getting a little upset. A little more smoke was required and they quietened again. All during the time we were working with the hive, the bees were very happy and didn't bother us at all. There was no sign of aggression and they were happily going about there business which made it much easier for me to take these photos.
I hope you've enjoyed seeing our bees up close and personal as much as we did.