Dad and I checked out the hive yesterday to see if the queen was still there since half the colony seems to have absconded. We found her! He pulled out three bars with comb on them before we found her. The comb looked gorgeous. The honey glowed, and there were a few spots where you could see actual larvae. Very exciting.
Technically it’s illegal to keep bees in Los Angeles, but who’s going to stop us? Seriously:
“You can’t keep bees here, that’s illegal.”
“Oh ok, go ahead and move them then.”
“Right. We done here?”
We also biked up and down Venice for the CicLAvia event which was way too crowded, but otherwise fun. My butt is sore and the back of my left leg hurts. Blerg.
UPDATE: April 23, 2013
There’s the queen at the top left! She’s long and brown with no stripes.