It is interesting to watch how these guys work. (These ‘guys,’ the worker bees, are actually ‘gals.’) And they began drawing comb right from the beginning.
The first task they had was to free the queen from the queen cage. Queens are shipped with a package of bees in a cage. This is to allow the colony to acclimate to their specific queen before she is released. It usually takes 2-3 days for the workers to free the queen from her cage.
Inside the cage there are usually a few drones to tend to the queen. Drones are males who’s sole purpose is to care for the queen.
At the end of the cage is a sugar cube. That’s why it takes a few days for her to get out. Then once she is freed she will begin laying eggs…