Behold! The wee box, holding the queen and her attendants.
"Her name shall be Nefertiti", said the beauteous Mimosi. "As you wish", I replied.
One look at her face will tell you that I couldn't have chosen a finer bee-christener than my dear young friend. Miss Mimosi has a bit of the royal look herself, don't you think? Well, you know what they say, "Once a queen in Narnia..."
With my first hive, the bees were installed for me. So this time, introducing ourselves was just a tad more nerve-jangling. It was suggested that we mist the bees down with a sugar-water solution to calm them, so mist we did.
And here we are, gingerly prying the lid off a box of 12,000+ buzzing bees.
Attaching the queen's tiny apartment to a frame. She's kept in with a plug of candy, which will be eaten by the worker bees so to free her in time for her coronation.
I thought at this point it'd be a good idea to put my veil on, as I had to
And they all lived happily ever after. Thank you, Mimosi! I love the name Nefertiti, but don't forget, I love you more.