July 27, 2014: My bee mentor, Don, came over to check up on the hive that he got started for me. It's been about two months since the initial installation. There seems to be a lot of new activity which was good to see. There will likely not be any honey harvesting this year, though, since the bees will probably need all they've managed to make and more to get them through next winter. Anyway it was a great demonstration on how to open the hive for inspection, finding the queen, doing some simple maintenance and closing the hive back up.
Here are the pictures that accompanied the video: