Ziegler Beekeeping and Honey Supply

Hive Inspections

by Adam Ziegler on 2013-05-21, 10:13 am

Nuc#2 Is honey and pollen bound. At least 8 empty queen cells, at least 2 of the cells were torn open. No signs of a laying queen. Full of bees. Outside frame with foundation has been started, but adjacent honey frame is spilling over into the empty frame space.

Nuc#1 Is honey and pollen bound. Found 3 empty queen cells, only 1 that had been torn open. No signs of a laying queen. Full of bees. Outside frame with foundation has been started, moved it into the middle of the box.

Warre#2 Swarm caught a few days ago is building rapidly. Small amounts of pollen have been stored, and lots of nectar. No signs of a laying queen. Based on amount of wax, added another box under existing box.

Warre#1 Top box is full of honey / pollen and a small amount of brood on the bottom. 2nd box down is full of brood. Next box down has old comb, but but no new comb, brood, or honey.

hTBH Only inspected the lang medium that was on top. Bees are festooning in super, but not building any wax on the foundation. Observation window shows a hive full of bees with a queen cup that has not bee capped for 3 weeks.


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