This is a very productive queen, with a great laying pattern. The interesting thing to note here is sometimes even great queens get confused. Can you find the cell with two eggs in it?
I picked this swarm up around 7:00 in the morning. The folk's whose yard it was in called me late the night before, so I headed out early to pick it up. It was one of my easiest swarm calls this year. The swarm is doing great.
I recently presented on honey bees to members of the MidAtlantic Chapter of the American Public Works Association. It was a lot of fun presenting to folks who are not beekeepers. This is a nuc I took to the conference. In the background you can see the equipment that was setup for the Equipment Rodeo (think of it as a test of skill with large equipment). This was a great hive, everyone saw the queen, and folks lined up to have their picture taken holding a frame of bees!
These girls obviously over stayed their visa! Sometimes a swarm will start drawing out comb if the stay in a location too long. This could have been complicated as there was very little room to work, but I located the queen, got her in the box, and everyone else marched on in.