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From Popular Science:  “German Airports Using “Biodetective” Honeybees to Monitor Air Quality”.  June 29, 2010.

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2010-06/german-airports-use-honeybees-monitor-air-quality

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The bees are busy at work on the second hive box – already filled it 1/4 to 1/3 of the way.  And, the queen was spotted again, so all is well in bee land.  🙂

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The bees have filled up the first hive box with comb and brood, and so a second hive box has now been added.  No signs of foulbrood, varroa mites or other infestations.  We think the queen made a special flight appearance while we were checking the frames, as a large bee with a very unusual buzz appeared.  Hopefully all are settled back into their larger, expanded home and doing what bees do.

second hive box

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The bees have filled 75 – 80% of the frames in the first hive box.  Going back up to the apiary on Sunday to add a second box.  So far, so good!

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Haagen Dazs launched a site to help the honey bees!  Click on the “how you can help” link to learn more about what you can do.  http://www.helpthehoneybees.com/

Haagen Dazs

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