My second image is a close-up of brood on a frame of wired wax foundation from hive #1. The bees in hive #1 had a lot of work to do as they came from a package brought from Georgia, installed about one month prior to this picture. I had installed a box of ten deep frames in that hive and the bees went through a lot of sugar syrup over the month and drew out a lot of comb on those frames.
Visible in this picture are a bunch of busy workers tending to this frame of brood. The yellow capped cells have bees in their pupa stage (remember from school the idea of egg-larva-pupa-adult?) and below those capped cells are cells with larva in them of various sizes. Note how large the larva is near the lower left corner of the picture as compared to the larva in the center there. These cells are all “worker” sized cells and will eventually be female workers like the adult ones visible in the picture.
Matt (twitter @MattInTheGarden) is growing Asian cucumbers in his garden this year, tired of the reliable but uninspiring “Straight 8” variety. In a former life he sold computer and game system games in a mall and now can’t stand shopping in malls. He finds the Vicar of Dibley amusing.