Sooooo jealous....would love to have that by my chair.
You still haven't taken any more honey have you?
Thanks. No I have not. The queen has not had a chance to prove she is a good queen yet. If I do open it up right now the bees may take it out on the Q. When it is full of brood and brood pheromone, I think it will be safe to open it up and remove the honey. I plan on pulling it this Friday. We and pulling honey from the rest of the hives on Saturday.
4 years ago I told my wife that I would like to have a observation hive. She bought me bee books for my birthday and I was hooked. The first thing I learned (from reading) was you needed full hives to keep an ob hive. I have only had to add one queen after the first one swarmed and none of queen cells survived.