So today I took a couple of pictures of the girls and some eggs with larva, eggs are much easier to see when the sun is out. I haven't seen much pollen coming back but there seems to be lots in the comb, in about a week all the brood should be capped and they will start drawing out more comb on the new foundation. Some of the new foundation that I put in is being worked but not much. I will post pictures of that later, so as promised here is some pictures of brood
So in this picture you can see some of the nurse bees working the frame, they are tending to the eggs and larva. If anyone was wanting to see the difference between a worker bee and a drone bee there is a drone in the bottom right corner of the above picture. His eyes cover most of this head and he is much larger than the worker bee.
This picture shows the eggs much better. Each cell contains only one egg, once in the larva stage the bees feed them some royal jelly. If it is a worker bee they will only give them a bit to develop but if it is a queen they will feed her much more royal jelly.
I know if maybe be hard to see but in the middle of the picture near the top one little bee has some pollen on her. I am not sure how to circle or edit pictures yet but once I do I will make it easier for you to see things like this.
Tim, Jen, Emma and Drake would like to thank you for taking the time to visit the site. The farm is named after our dog Drake who has been a constant fixture in our lives for the past 8 years. His easy going and friendly nature is the reason the farm is named after him. He is the first one to greet you when you arrive, and makes you his friend instantly. He is the heart and soul of our family