Laying queen

A soft and grainy queen laying up a beautiful piece of new comb in the observation hive along with her attendant workers. She's just lowering her abdomen into an empty cell - see the note for one she laid earlier. I still haven't worked out a way of angling the flash gun to avoid reflections: that's why it was taken with avaialble light @ 800 ASA, but this graininess does give a nice romantic effect.

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Taken on July 13, 2010