Fresh honeycomb is beautiful

Day 33 in the life of two honey bee hives.  It’s been a bit over a month since the hives were started from scratch, and that means we have had new bees being hatched for about a week. It’s amazing to see what they’ve done in that short amount of time.

Four fresh sections of honeycomb being worked together.  Magic!
Four fresh sections of honeycomb being worked together. Magic!

We decided to switch from using plastic foundation to empty foundationless frames, and they totally natural pure white honey comb on these new frames is so beautiful.

Frame of bees on freshly-drawn 100% natural bee-made foundation, from the Sweet Jaime hive.
Frame of bees on freshly-drawn 100% natural bee-made foundation, from the Sweet Jaime hive.
Hail Queen Shura, Queen of the Shura Bees! (She's the longer, dark one to the left of center.)
Hail Queen Shura, Queen of the Shura Bees! (She’s the longer, dark one to the left of center.)
Fresh, natural honeycomb.  This has capped brood, uncapped larvae, and some empty cells that are still being built.
Fresh, natural honeycomb. This has capped brood, uncapped larvae, and some empty cells that are still being built.
Hive inspection complete, Julia is getting ready to re-stack the boxes of Shura Bees.
Hive inspection complete, Julia is getting ready to re-stack the boxes of Shura Bees.

More photos at Flickr:Playapixie:BeeCrazy

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