Meet Queen Lillian the First

Did a hive inspection today and they look pretty good I was able to spot Queen Lillian I in the Sea Green Hive but could find Queen Roxanne I but I do believe I saw some eggs and there is a lot of capped cells. From another article I read I believe the majority of the capped brood cells are going to be more worker bees.

Some of these pictures are not good but it is hard to see through that vale hold a frame and take a picture.

A lot going on!

Sorry been awhile since we have posted. Just have a lot going on. Not to mention our computer when down and had to get a new one. Thankfully we recovered all files and are ready to go again!

Few quick updates:

  1. Daily Fun Bee Fact is going to become Weekly Fun Bee Fact. Just can’t keep up with doing one daily.
  2. Bees Arrived and are installed! Below are some pictures.

  3. We are getting ready to launch our Honeybees.Earth Youtube Channel, no videos posted yet, but be sure to visit the link above and subscribe to be notified of our first video.
  4. Working starting work on our sister site
    Will be tips on what you can do to help live a little greener and hopefully help keep this pretty planet we call home be around a bit longer.
  5. Just checked hives, honey comb is being added to frames. Tomorrow I hope to do my first mite treatment and actually look for the queen or more likely for eggs.

Bees Starting to Buzz

My bees do not arrive until April 24th and I still have a lot of work to do to be ready for them. But while my daughter was at riding lessons I checked out the hives here at Winton Woods Riding Center and they are starting to get a little active. Got me even more excited about my bees coming.

Daily Fun Honey Bee Fact

Honeybees Do Not See Red

It’s not that they don’t get angry (as in “to see red”), but honeybees see the color red as black.

Ran across this little fact on another blog. I am quite interested in learning more about how this was determined. So i hope to have another post soon with more information.

Daily Fun Honey Bee Fact

Honey bees have six legs, two compound eyes made up of thousands of tiny lenses (one on each side of the head), three simple eyes on the top of the head, a pair of wings, a nectar pouch, and a stomach. Honey bees have 170 odourant receptors, compared with only 62 in fruit flies and 79 in mosquitoes. Their amazing abilities include recognition of their kind, signals, socially communicating in the hive and odor recognition for finding food.