On Wednesday we released the queen from her box. It’s amazing to me the difference in how we interact with the bees between the first year and this year.
The first year we started at panicked, and it went downhill from there. This year, we both wanted to wear just the jacket, and I even took off my gloves for pictures.
To get the queen out, you pull the bee candy that is leftover (if any) and shake her out. The bees immediately swarm her and escort her into the hive.
These industrious bees even started building comb.
One day, I’ll be comfortable enough to get pics of inside the frames…