Saturday, February 27, 2016

Raven Hive Inspection

Went almost all the way through Raven today. I had 24 bars, with one on the opposite side of the follower board where the feeder was. It had a small comb on it that I was saving. There were bees all over it, so I added it back into the hive as we went along.

There was lots of honey, lots of brood, lots of larvae, lots of nectar. I think they are doing great. I was surprised at how many drone brood cells there were and a good number of drones moving about. I don't know if this means anything other than they are proceeding into summer. I didn't go into the last five or six bars because the bees were tired of me. Didn't see the queen, but saw her excellent work.