Well, I was over by the hives late morning and it was pretty warm, so I decided I would take a quick peek inside. I opened Hive #1 and immediately saw the queen on top of one of the frame, all the girls were busy and completely ignored my intrusion. I then opened hive #2 and immediately got attacked by a bunch of angry bees! One flew straight into my ear and, of course, stung me! Ouch, that really hurt. After walking away from the rest of the bees swarming around my head, I returned and popped the top back on. After applying a numbing salve I immediately ordered three bee vales with hats for keeping in the turkey coop so I can pop into to see what is going on.
Later in the afternoon, the wife and I sat on the porch and could see bees working the bleep willow down by the road, despite the wind. All in all, it was good to see at least the one queen.