So, today started off with a bit of a panic. Our boxer-pit, Apollo (aka “Klutz Monkey”) went running around the yard like a madman at 5 a.m. and had a mishap on his usual O-course route. He ran under an old boat trailer, and cut his shoulder badly on a piece of rusted metal at the bottom.
So I stayed home from work today to take him to the vet for his stitches.
The hubs left his office a bit early so that he could help me with the hives this afternoon. I wanted to get in there and get the queen cages out, make sure both hives hadlive queens, and check the feeders. I got the smoker fired up before he got home, and then he and his camera joined me in the yard.
So overall, Thyme seems to be healthy and happy, foraging and building comb. I didn’t see any evidence that the queen is laying eggs yet, but at this stage of the game it’s pretty hard to tell. I’ll check again next week!