I was a little worried this morning, because all the bees were clumped together inside the hive and not moving. But I think it was just too cool for them to be out and about, because now the sun’s out and it’s warm, the bees are busy flying around and exploring their new home.
They really are gentle bees. I can walk right up to the hive, and open the observation window in the back, and the bees aren’t bothered. They do come up and buzz around me, and often one or two will land on my shirt and walk around, but they are clearly not being aggressive. Hopefully this will continue to be the case, once the new queen arrives, and they start raising brood.
Here’s a video I made of today’s activity:
The bees are so cool. I’m going to name the queen/hive, so any suggestions? A front-runner right now is Queen Mab!