I inspected Hive #2 today. The bees were so docile, I think I could have gone without any protective clothing. I took off my gloves afterwards and took this photo:
I was glad to let Elsa Coimbra use this photo in an article she wrote for Transdisciplinary Journal of Engineering & Science (PDF) in 2015. Thanks for asking, Elsa. More often than not, my photos are used without permission.
The bees were bringing in pollen of every colour and crawling all over me after I took off my gloves. I keep saying this because it’s true: I’m so happy they’re docile. Or maybe I’ve become more docile. I had bees crawling up the sleeves of my shirt. I reached in and brushed them away. No stings yet.
I’ll post a video of the hive inspection if it’s any different than last week’s inspection.
P.S.: Just kidding about going without protective clothing. The bees played nice, but they would have been all over my head and in my hair if I hadn’t been wearing a hat and veil. Check out the video in the next post.