I put on my hat and gloves and got to work. I decided to do a quick check for beetles again, and it was during this check that I got my second surprise. I was able to see my first baby bee trying to emerge from its cell in the brood comb. It was really exciting to watch her chewing through the wax cap. I'm posting a short video of myself and my partner Stewart totally geeking out to this.
Oh, and happily, I didn't find any beetles.
|The beginning of "chimney comb"|
|Honey, pollen, and larva - all looking good.|
|The super clean "chimney" comb.|
|Look for this cell in the video below. It's a baby bee chewing through its wax brood cap.|