Sunrise around 5:30 on Thursday May 25th. Always a good day when you see the sunrise and sunset.
Hot, humid morning at Gardens of Eagen, hence the use of smoke to calm the bees, otherwise it is very rarely used.
Wonderful brood pattern, this is an excellent queen.
Bees soon after opening and closing the hive.
Bee larve, more specifically queen bee larve. This was in a swarm queen cell with royal jelly.
Bee hives at Forestville, where bees go when they go to heaven.
Bees on a top hive cover and can you spot the queen with the green dot on her back?
Queen cell as previously mentioned. We look for these on the bottom of the frames and remove them so the bees aren’t making they’re own queen and swarm.
Bottom of a deep super box and you can see the bottom of all frames at once rather than taking them out one at a time.
Brian, owner/beekeeper at Ames farms, working in a hive under an Oak tree in Forestville.
The view I have to put up with when I’m with the bees. This happens to be Forestville state park that this property boarders.
Beautiful fresh made comb.
Another gorgeous view.
Some of the other animals on the property.
A fresh spring on the Forestville property.
Oldest bridge in Minnesota in historic Forestville.