We made a few adjustments to our mating nucs, moving our medium boxes to the bottom of the hive with a queen excluder. This is to separate the two boxes in order to encourage the queen to lay in or smaller frames which we will be using more of in the spring. In addition, we vaporized the hives with an oxalic acid treatment for varroa mites.
My daughter Meghan (the photographer) took some really nice close-up pictures of the honeybees with pollen attached and drinking up some recently spilled Honey. The pictures were taken from a clip on devise that takes macro pictures right from an i-phone.
Joshua and Katheryn next to dad helping out with the bees!