Monday, August 17, 2009

Queen Excluder, Be Gone!

On Friday night we checked the hive again to see if there had been any action in the super. Nope. Still the same, a few bees up there but no action drawing thing out at all. So, we decided to pull out the queen excluder. The only problem was that we had driven the 20 minute out to our hive and realized that we had left all of our bee gear in the garage!

We were determined so I lifted the super while my wife pulled the queen excluder. I was nervous, especially when I felt something land on my bare leg, but neither of us got stung and now we can see what happens. I just hope the queen does NOT move up into the super. We'd really like to keep brood out.

We also saw a SNAKE in the grass by the hive!!!

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