Hive Update: May

The new bees have been installed and they are getting accustomed to their new space. Over the first few days the bees will chew through the candy stopper in their queen’s cage, eventually releasing her. She will begin laying eggs, and in approximately three weeks, those eggs will hatch as new worker bees. Queens can lay up to 2,000 eggs per day! Workers will be busy feeding their new brood, cleaning their new home, and collecting pollen and nectar.