Saturday, April 9, 2011
East Hive Bustin' with Bees
Dawn & I did an inventory on the bee hives today. The West Hive has not been very active, but also they were low on bees following the two cold spells earlier this year. I didn't find the queen but did find larva and capped brood. As for the East Hive, they were bustin' with bees in the middle of a warm afternoon. We found larva and capped brood in both boxes, and Dawn found the queen who suddenly crawled into Dawn's hand! I also found drone capped brood and larva on both the drone frame and the frame immediately above it. I'm considering splitting this hive tomorrow, since I won't be available to check on it much over the next two weeks.