Just a quick update from this past weekend. We had a nice turn out to help paint the hive bodies and examine the hives for the first time coming out of winter. As suspected, because of the warm weather, all three hives had plenty of bees with all stages of brood (eggs, larva and capped brood [where bees pupate]). We plan to add some of the newly painted hive bodies next week, when it warms up again. Lilly and Ella Milne even got to take home a few treats from the hive; freshly drawn wax comb, and they got to taste a little honey/nectar!
Bee Fact: It is only considered honey after the nectar (typically gathered by bees from the flowers of plants) has been processed and cured by the bees (bees add enzymes to the nectar and fan the nectar with their wings to reduce the moisture content below 18.6% so it will not ferment) and the cell has been capped with beeswax. If the cell has not been capped, it is considered nectar.