On Friday, June 19th, we expanded Hive 10 in our apiary! Below is the layout of our hives, so that you may see where we were working in the apiary. Hive 10 is near the top right-hand corner!
Then got right to work!
Mehreen checking out (and posing with) a frame:
Upon inspection, the frame below has both worker bee brood cells and drone brood cells!
Here you can see that our bees have been collecting a lot of pollen – and from several sources, based on the various pollen colorations!
Jonah is about to place the new super, in order to officiate the hive expansion!
But our job hasn’t been completed just yet!
We are conducting Varroa destructor mite checks, and must place petroleum jelly-covered boards in the bottom of the hives; here, Liam demonstrates:
This day proved to be very interesting for those of us who had never see mite boards, an expansion, or even the roof, before!
Until next time!