On Saturday, Hubby and I opened up our bee hive for the first time this spring to see how well they had made it through the winter. We found the queen and she is already busy laying the eggs that will be the next generation of bees, and all the little worker bees were coming in and out of the hive with their pollen sacs loaded down. (Which is a very good sign!) Our main purpose, however was to replace one of the hive boxes that was coming apart and move the hive to a new location- a stand that Hubby built that puts the hive a little higher off the ground.
I shot this short video of the old and new hive after we were finished; I hope you are able to watch it because you will see something truly amazing. Near the end at about 40 seconds into the video, you will see some of the bees that are in the new hive on the "landing board" with their heads down and rears in the air~ they are sending a scent signal that this is the new location of the hive so the bees that are still in the old hive or out foraging for pollen will be able to find their way "home".
Hope you enjoy watching these amazing little creatures!