Baby bees

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Stephen had to remove a frame from our hive on Friday because of the way the bees had built the comb. We had a lot of fun examining it, tasting some of the capped honey, and watching some new bees hatch.

Uncapped honey

Capped honey

Just hatching


Newly hatched

Samuel trying to get a newly hatched bee to walk on his finger


These newly hatched bees are too weak to sting, so we allowed Samuel to hold one. We all really enjoyed getting such a close look at the bees.

Beekeeper in training

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    1. No problem! I’ve been wanting to link up, but always forget on Mondays. This time I wrote it ahead of time and just waited to post it. :O)

    1. Thank you! They are too weak to sting immediately after they hatch, but it doesn’t take long for them to get strong enough. So do still be careful!

  1. I love the pictures! I have 2 hives and sit watching them fascinated also. They are such interesting little buggies. The honey isn’t bad either. Thanks for sharing.

  2. We cream honey by mixing it with things like butter or yogurt cheese, cream cheese, ricotta cheese, etc. You can also mix it with real heavy cream for a thin sauce style spread. So yummy!

  3. I love these pictures. I did not know that baby bees could not sting. I’ve learned something today. I have a question… Have you creamed honey? I tasted creamed honey yesterday afternoon and it was so good.

    1. We’ve had some of our honey crystallize (the jar currently in the pantry is, lol), but we’ve never creamed it with anything else. YUMMY!

      We’re pretty excited about getting this honey though. It has a really light flavor and the bees are going CRAZY – so we’re hoping to get a lot of it!

    2. Oh – about them not stinging – Stephen says they won’t, and I trust him. He’s the one that does all the research about the bees. I just sit back and enjoy hearing him tell about it. Fascinating!

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