Yay! Back in the field, finally! Even though I have been surrounded by it for the last 2.5 week, I didn't have time enough to do some proper sampling. I have kept an eye out on the mating flight - wanted to double check that the young queens are not carrying any aphids with them on their journey. Most flights already happened it seems, but these girls on the photo made me very happy: the young queens in this nest were ready for take off (no aphids by the way).