Saturday, April 09, 2016

Checking on Lone Star

Went half way through Lone Star today and everything looks good. I started with 27 bars, and added one more before I closed her up.

Lots of capped honey, lots of drone cells, and lots of worker brood. Also saw larva in several bars. There was one small empty queen cell. I went through 15 bars before I got stung and decided they didn't want to be bothered any more. It was about 62 degrees. They were out foraging vigorously, but I think it was too chilly for them.

There were a lot lot lot of bees.

Unfortunately, there were also ants. I'm not sure what to do. Maybe a borax ant trap on top of the bars...