My visit to the hive was mutually beneficial. Since their installation in mid May they have been living in a single deep hive body. Think of it as the same size one drawer of a standard filing cabinet. A box, square and stout, and lined with frames. One the bees and queen were introduced to their new home they got started that very week establishing the CAF honey futures. The queen started laying eggs, the workers started capping brood and collecting pollen, and I watched in awe.
Sometimes I sit outside with my coffee in the morning (the hive faces east) and watch the flow. I can sit right in front of the hive, I am not a threat, and they swirl around me and dive past my mug with heavy legs full of that golden goodness.
Makes you feel rich.