Once again, a friend came over to help me. It's so nice to have an extra set of hands and eyes since I'm such a "new-bee".
We located all of the supercedure cells and removed them because we don't want those to fully develop, emerge, and then possibly kill the new queen we are putting in. Next we located the current queen that needed to be removed. We both felt bad at this point, but she had to be squished. I rolled her into an bit of the burr comb and wax as to help hide her scent until I could take and get rid of it away from the hives.
We followed the same procedure as when we first installed the queen cages the first day.
A worker bee saying hello & hopefully in the nicest way possible.
Meanwhile in my 2nd hive, things are looking great!
Happy Thursday everyone!