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This morning, after a night of bee-filled dreams, we approached the hive boxes, hoping to find that our new queen had been rescued from her sugar-plugged cage and had joined the colony.  Alas, she was still captive in the tiny cage, but it was covered with her new workers and/or nurses.  We brushed the girls off with a bee brush (yes, there is such a thing), scratched out more of the sugar plug and felt fairly certain that the queen would be released into the hive sometime today.  From what I could tell, it appeared that the rest of the bees were making themselves at home in the hive box.  Now all we can do is wait and let the bees figure things out for themselves.  They’re amazing little creatures and will do what is best for the survival of their colony.  Oh, and they’re quite cute too!  Today’s pics:

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