Sunday, May 31, 2009

larvae, oh yay!

Finally! We have larvae and more eggs! It looks like all different stages of larvae. The hive is weak. As I was trying to get the photo of the dark orange pollen on an incoming worker we saw two bees come out of the hive and die.
The bee inspector said we had some tracheal mites....
BUT we have had these bees with no replacements
since 4/26, 36 days. Now we have no idea how old they actually are. During honey flow they live 6 weeks.


  1. Wow.aren't you the bees knees !

  2. Donna, your bees look like they're on the upswing after a rocky start! Long live the new queen!
    I'm so glad you set up a bee blog so I can keep up on the little guys...