This past weekend was our first checkup on our beehive. We were just hoping that they wouldn’t all be dead. With the smoker puffing away, we slowly removed the cover. To our amazement, the bees were very alive and they had been very busy during the week. They had freed their queen, and had filled several of the frames with comb. You can see the queen in the photo marked with a white dot. Each day I am more impressed with these little creatures, especially since we have still not been stung!