Got this nice note from Alyssa (you may remember I gave her a tour of my hives and pointed her in the right direction for starting her own):
who knew larvae could be so thrilling! i went out to check on the
bees today (after reading enough books that i think i actually knew
what i was looking for) and i was totally giddy, literally jumping up
and down (which, granted, i always do when i get excited, which is
why myles used to call me thumper, which everyone thought had a much
more lascivious root,) at the sight of little larvae all snuggled up
in their gooey beds! and a completely full pattern of capped off
little larvae hotels, enjoying the darkness before growth. (i
couldn’t help but picture japanese business men in their micro
hotels, which seemed creepy and insect like, but it’s cute when
they’re my bees.
and there was a bit of extra comb piled up where there was too much
space between the frames, so we broke it off and all shared it,
licking the honey off our our fingers. such sweet temptation,
insisting in patience…… but celia was overjoyed at eating our
own honey – however immature.
a very good bee day indeed.
Left me with a happy grin.