Here’s the queen from the new hive.
The queen is essential to a hive’s success, so I am always looking for evidence of her when I inspect a hive–I look for eggs or young larva, but not usually the queen, because she can be hard to find in a hive of 30,000 bees. I finally captured my first shot of a queen today when inspecting my new hive.
The queen from my original hive also made an appearance though I wasn’t able to capture her image. She was on a frame of freshly built comb. Seeing two out three queens in one day was a delightful start to a Saturday morning.