Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Queen Bee

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Beekeeper Bob brought my first bee hive one week ago.
Today marked the first hive inspection to find the Queen Bee.

 I pulled my first frame looking for the Queen Bee
under Bob's watchful eyes. 

The empty frame position (right) 
held the Queen Bee in the short wooden box (left side, vertical).
She has eaten her way out of her transport chamber.

The workers have already started producing honey.

Ah, here's the Queen (the big one, left center).
She directs traffic and has already begun producing new workers.

 The new Queen transport cage and the first wax comb.
The hole in the cage (red circle) was filled with wax
that had to be eaten to free the Queen.

Another sculptural work of art for the top of the piano.