I have only looked into the hive closely one other time and am not sure what I am seeing. The photos and comments on the forum have been inspiring and educational and therefore I decided to take my camera with me too. Photos could be tighter to show more detail but this was my first try with camera and bees.
I've uploaded all 10 of todays pictures here. http://www.yogapc.com/MyMisc/HiveInspection_May9_2007/
And included 2 below: I found the Queen on the 4th Frame In. This frame, 6th, worries me. Its has lots of dark empty cells. Whats going on?
The highlights of my inspection were:
1) I found my queen on a beautiful frame and was able to get a few pics of her.
2) I saw healthy looking larva
3) I saw what looked like little bees just about to come out of their cells
4) I haven't seen tiny eggs.. that could be my eye site
5) I'm concerned however about the 6th frame... It looked quite different.
And thought my Hive Notes may be interesting to some too.
Wednesday May 9th 2007 (3 week old hive, installed package April 13 with new/empty foundation)
I had been away for a week and since returning am impatient to look into the hive and see how the bees are doing. The Weather is less than perfect - overcast and a bit windy, however, the weather being better than yesterday I decide to go in and have a look anyway.
2 Hive Bodies.
Top hive body is small or medium - no activity in/on any of the frames. Maybe 3 bees roaming.
Bottom hive body is deep and seems to have a good amount of bee activity.
Frame One (outer edge) is unused, both sides.
Frame 10 (other edge) is unused on the outer side. The inner side has some activity and comb building.
Frame 2 - looks like they are just beginning to build it out.
Frame 4 - Looks great to me and I find the Queen. This inspires me to try a few more shots with the camera. (And miracle of miracles as you can see they come out okay)
Frame 6 - this frame looks different and I'm not sure I like it. Lots of Dark, empty cells... what do you think is happening?
Frame 8 - Looks lovely again.