Dawn & I also noticed how much calmer the West hive was today compared to recent visits. I think the new queen brought everything into a "bee balance" and they were happy....at least that's my theory!
We also checked the East hive which is in full honey production. They have had the honey super on top for just 10 days and they are just starting to cap honey. I was suprised at the weight of the box when I took it off to check the brood chambers. Jessica also had her first opportunity to taste honey fresh from the hive! Below are a few photos from tonight.