I installed my nuc of bees last Tuesday. I was very nervous, but it went smoothly. The girls were very gentle.
The guy I bought the bees from said to make sure there was a queen in case she got killed in transport, so I went into the hive Saturday looking for eggs. Guess what I saw! THE QUEEN! :shock: (I spotted her right always since she had a bright blue dot on her.) It was so awesome. There were lots of capped cells, but being a newbie, I wasn't sure if it was brood or what. My goal was being sure the queen was alive, so I didn't do a complete inspection. I wish I would have now, because there were two frames that had not been drawn out, then the third one was where I saw the queen. Now I am wondering if the other frames were drawn out. I was thinking of going back in in two weeks, but if they are working that fast, maybe I should do it next weekend. They have been tearing up the sugar water.
I have taken some pictures, but my computer at home got hit by lightning. When I get it fixed, I will scan them and send them in.