April 18, 2010

Busy as Bees

This week brought the arrival of more bees at our farm. These are Minnesota Hygienics, and they were buzzing merrily when they arrived:

"Let's all congregate on the right side of the box!"

"Now! Everyone to the left side of the box!"

The queen bee herself, in her private quarters, with a visitor. The marshmallow is in place, and that's all that is between the queen and freedom. In no time, the marshmallow will be eaten and she will be free to come and go as she chooses.

Time to transfer them into the hive--the Minnesota Hygienic girls got a little rowdy at this point, but most of them made it safely into the hive.

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