I'm a first year beek and had a neat first yesterday. Went to work my hive and sat a bit in front and watched the girls coming and going. Lots and lots of pollen coming in. All different colors of yellow, whitish gray, greens, and even a bright blaze orange on many of their little legs. Anyhow started opening up the hive for inspection and got down through the upper deep and low and behold I got to watch some new bees hatching out. It was super cool and a first for me. Now I just have to find that d@mn queen, still haven't seen her! The last two times I had done my inspections I have not smoked in hopes of not alarming the queen but no luck yet. Good thing is the hive isn't anymore aggressive without the smoking.
thought I'd share,