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A blog following the beekeepers at the University of Washington.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Observation Hive Installed: A hive morphs from 3 to 2 dimensions!

With great ease, 4 frames from one of the overwintered hives were transferred with the queen to the recently cleaned observation hive and sealed in. By the next day the queen was laying calmly. Weather kept the worker bees in. As sometimes happens, especially with small colonies, it takes a few days for foraging activity to pick up. Here is a pic of the o-hive from mid-summer 2011:

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