Good news is they are still alive and active!
Big Bear wanted to open the hive yesterday because it had been 9 days, and he wanted to see if he could find the queen and how many frames they were using.
I can't wait to get my bee suit so I can get even closer. It is fascinating!! And beautiful in my opinion.
We are total beginners at this and like everything else we have started, we are figuring it out. But we still never laid eyes on the queen.
I am trying to let this be Big Bear's responsibility, so I am purposely NOT learning too much. :) So, if I am not using technically correct language, please forgive me. But I don't need yet another chore to handle so this one is on him! LOL!