Earlier this month, our photo on the first post on a queen laying an egg was not as clear as we hoped with the iPhone. But we were able to capture a better shot of one of our Pizza Yard queens laying eggs during our last visit, so we wanted to share this one with you. It was really neat to see her doing her job and in this shot, you can see she has lowered her abdomen into the cell and is about to release an egg in there. After that, she goes around the frame, looking for another empty and ready cell. Pretty fascinating to watch her work.
To catch you up on our latest activities, Mark reports that the lovely, hardworking bees are giving us a THIRD harvest (crazy to see in August but there you have it)! Also, he’s just completed an additional twenty stands in preparation for splitting hives in the fall. AND we are lining up some trade shows so we can get the honey and the word out on Gretchen Bee Ranch and beekeeping in general. We are really excited about all the things we have going on and we look forward to sharing the adventures with you!