I went to check up on the local bee hives again. This time, since there’s actual bees, I wore a beekeeper’s suit.
Also I finally understood how beekeepers separate out frames with honey from frames with larvae. Aside from the bee’s natural tendency to not put honey and larvae cells together, beekeepers put a grate such that the queen lives below the grate and lays eggs. Since the queen is to big too pass through the grate, the frames above the grate can only be honey. Neat!