Four years of beekeeping, it was only a matter of time - I finally got stung. She crawled up my leg, got me with a glancing blow, the stinger was hardly in at all. I have lots of plantains in the backyard, chewed up a leaf and put it right on the spot, and I can't even find it now!
We're going to do the drone brood thing this year to help control the mites, Greg checked all three hives out back, they're going gangbusters, so they've all received their third super. Lots of brood evident, and lots of honey, those frames look like the classic rainbow of brood, pollen and honey. Yippee!
On a sadder note it seems we have a laying worker in the overwintered hive at my mother's house. Dang it! Greg wants to do a newspaper combine with the good hive - is it worth trying to put in a queen?