As we mentioned in our last post, our Queens are on fire in the egg laying department. But where and how are they laying said fiery eggs? Well, we’re glad you asked. Today we’ll cover part one of a mini series that explains the making of the brood. The inside of a bee hive has frames in them and the little honeycomb-shaped cells in those frames collectively hold growing bees or “brood”. Basically, the Queen lays an egg into one of the honeycombs and it sticks to the bottom of the cell. As it hatches, worker bee feed the larvae food. For a few days, young larvae are fed “royal jelly” and then after, nectar or diluted honey and pollen. As it eats, the larvae spins a cocoon and their older sisters cap the cell as they go into the pupa stage. Not in the Bloods & Crips sense. Although little do-rags on a bee are pretty rad. No, these caps are simply wax covers. Stay tuned for the next post to see what happens next. (Doesn’t this feel like waiting for the next episode of The Walking Dead?? No?.. K, just us I guess).