I know I was supposed to wait a week before checking on whether Queen Boadicea had escaped from the Queen cage, but I just couldn’t. The bees in the new hive were looking particularly orderly, so I had to take a peek.
The Queen cage was empty. The good thing about checking sooner rather than later is that the bees haven’t had a chance to make a lot of messy brace comb in the space where the cage was placed.
But was She alive? I checked one or two frames before I found her, playing with her sisters! She has apparently been accepted by the older girls, and will soon be Large And In Charge!!
What a good day!!