We have some good news! Previously we were worried that the Hodges queen bee, affectionately named Beeatrice, was missing. So this morning we were going to install a new queen – that was, until we found Beeatrice! Hooray! She was on frame one, just happily going around laying eggs. We saw a bunch of her handiwork – cute little rice-like looking eggs in many cells and we even saw some capped brood! We were all very happy! Long live Queen Beeatrice (and may her fertility rein)!!
So we’ll take our extra queen and split a hive back at the apiary in Lexington! Thanks for reading!