What’s the Buzz with the Bees?

urban bee keeping

It has been just over a month since we installed the hive in our yard, and our bees are happy and busy at work. Today was only the second time I’ve checked on the hive since you only need to do it every couple of weeks. From the back door we can easily observe the bees flying in and out and can tell when we have a brood hatching. But it’s really the inside of the hive where we can see what’s going on!

urban bee keepingOn our inspection a couple weeks ago, we saw several new larvae and eggs, as well as a lot more bees than we originally put into the hive. Today, the bees were agitated from the neighborhood fireworks last night, so we weren’t able to spend as much time in the hive. But in the few minutes we checked out the bees we were able to find two full frames of honey and very busily working bees. Again our hive size has doubled from our last inspection. The new bees are working hard on bringing in pollen, creating honey, and even drawing new comb. We did find some new honey comb in the second box but they haven’t started to fill it up yet.

As the bees continue to work, they’re helping our gardens and not bothering the neighbors. We’ll update you again soon on our little friends and their colony! Thank you again to my wonderful boyfriend, Jason, for taking today’s pictures!



  1. Love this! Thanks for sharing your pictures. My husband and I would like to get into beekeeping in the future. This year we started with a huge garden, took in two sheep, a dog and 11 chickens. I think we got our hands full for now! haha. <3

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed the pictures! You sure do have your hands full, but I will tell you the bees take hardly ANY work at all. We love having them here, and our garden is full of goodies without any chemicals as well :). Let me know if you decide to take on beekeeping! It’s easy and actually a lot of fun!

  2. I just found this post. Beekeeping started fascinating me in the past year. We moved out in the country and I am trying to decide what I want to do. I have a place for a chicken coop but we have coyotes and I am not sure about that. My friend was encouraging me to start keeping bees like her father does.

    Your post is now 7 months old. Is all still going well with your bees? How did not know how and what to do? Did you have someone help or was it information you read?

    Good luck with the hives.


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