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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Inside a Beehive

Thought I would let you see inside our bee hive, we had to go into them yesterday for a routine check to inspect the health of the hive.
A photo of the hive opened ready for removal of the frames for inspection.
Here is a photo of a frame from the brood box, all the brown cells you can see are the capped brood (bees ready for hatching).  The bees do not store their honey in this area.  The box that the bees store their honey in is called a super, these are separated from the brood box by a queen excluder which allows the worker bees to pass through but not the queen or the drones (male bees).

Cheers Shirley :)

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