My second full inspection went well, and it’s clear the ladies have been busy. Every frame I examined had more of what it was supposed to have, and seemed pretty full at that. Clearly I have a healthy, laying queen, and all is well in the hive, even though the bees still had not taken to the three additional frames of wax foundation I had added to the hive when I set it up.
As and added bonus, I got to introduce a best-buddy of my daughters to the magic of the hive. At nine years old, she was well versed in the colony structure, even for an adult, but the thrill of holding a brood frame was a new level of experience. You can’t see her smile behind the frame, but well me assure you it was a big one.