So away I work and as I'm scooping I noticed several bees clustering around one spot in the grass. Thinking the queen might have been there or still be there I gently moved the bees around and my heart sank at what I saw. There in the middle was a dying queen. I carefully helped her into a queen cage and added a few attendants and put her in the hive box hoping the scent of her dying body would be enough to get the workers into the hive.
Sadly the photo's I would like to have posted aren't great since some rude bee was always flying in front of the lens, but not to leave you with nothing here's some related bee photos.