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Yesterday was my b-day, and today was a very happy bee day, indeed!  The colony has been left to their business for nearly a week, and we approached the hive with cautious optimism.  As soon as the hive cover was lifted, we could see evidence of honeycomb!  Workers were flying around the hive, heavy with pollen, and on examination of the frames, we were thrilled to see their progress with building comb, filling it with nectar & pollen… and, best of all, we spotted what appeared to be larva!  Great news, as this means the queen was accepted, and the colony is doing everything it should be doing.  I’ll let the photos tell the story; click to enlarge:

We leave them alone for another week.  🙂

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