Monday, May 9, 2016

Right place at the right time.

                             A worker bee, checking out the new Queen , second after being placed in the hive..

An hour sooner or an hour later ,checking the hives, and we would have missed this! We were able to watch 4 Queen Cells emerge  from an emergency cell in a Queenless hive.  All have been place in new nucs( hives.)
you could hear them chewing there way through trying ever so hard to make their way out of the cell, it was really a cool event to witness.
what a blessing and how grateful we are for these experiences on our farm!!!

I hope you enjoy the photos!



  1. That is totally remarkable!

    1. I forgot to is the store going?

    2. Hey Fiona, I am glad you enjoyed the pictures!
      The store is really coming along, we have been going up there nearly every day cleaning ,, I will be posting photos soon!!

  2. Great photos. I have never seen a queen hatch in 40 years beekeeping!

    1. Hello! Yes it was a lucky moment for sure!!
      . It was a lucky day,when my husband checked this hive one queen had already emerged so he cut out these extra cells and was making up some queenless hives to put them in when he heard the first one chewing its way out! He was able to catch her then a few minutes later He heard this queen chewing !