The empty cell
Bees, huh! After yesterday’s activity around the queen cell in the observation hive, I said I expected the queen to emerge in the next few days. They thought otherwise and she emerged overnight — well, I think she did!
In any event her cell has now been largely dismantled. I haven’t managed to see her yet, but this afternoon there was quite a commotion in the hive for a while and I wonder if she has already made her first flaps in the outside world.
Turlough, Vita’s Guest Beekeeper Blogger