Today was day 3 for the new bees. I was a little hesitant to open the hive and check on the queeen, not quite at ease with the bees yet. After feeding the cats and dogs I went out to the hive. The syrup feeder used close to a pint of syrup in the past 24 hours. The bees were busy leaving and seemed awkward when returning. No pollen was seen on any of the worker bees.
I did get a sense of ease this time entering the hive. The other day my smoker was going crazy, today I smoked the hive and it went out. After maybe 5-10 minutes the bees were swarming me slightly, it appeared that one bee tried to sting my finger in the goat skin glove but failed to reach me. So no stings this time around and this hive is now their home.
It was a bit difficult to handle the camera with one gloved hand. These photos came out fairly good considering.
Nope this is not turning into a bee blog. The blog is still a garden blog and things related to the garden including nature and I love bugs.