The fellow on the ladder is Jacob our newest helper. He's working out quite well so far this year. The colony despite the looks is absolutely HUGE! The bees/hive just kept going back into the roof. We ended up using 2 baskets to collect all the bees and I put them into a double deep hive when we got back to the bee yard. I'd easily say there were 40 - 50 thousand bees in this newly established colony.