a few photographs of a queen from one of my nucleus hives made up in mid may from swarm cells from one of my strongest hives. sorry these pictures are a bit fuzzy, it was hot and humid, overcast, and i didnâ€™t have my specs on to operate the camera well enough. these dark queens are absolutely a pain to find sometimes, absolutely beautiful and an absolute joy to admire. she is very calm on the comb and laying well. (click on the first 2 pics for a larger view). the 3rd photo is kind of cool.