Sunday, May 27, 2012

Moving on up!

I wonder if it was the fixing of the frames back in April or me suddenly moving to a two week inspection cycle instead of inspecting every week, but both hives have finally starting filling the second medium with comb. What is more, as of yesterday's inspection both hives have brood in all three stages (eggs, open brood, and sealed brood) plus plenty of honey stores. Honestly if I had to put money on it, I would say both hives superceded on me and the delay was from them getting queen right again during this time of the year when the nectar and pollen are coming in. To make sure that they keep building comb centered on the frames, I pulled one or two good frames from the now bottom medium and placed them in the new top medium. So we will see how that goes.

I also wanted to share some videos that were linked by a person on the forums. These are videos from back in the 30s (no sound) so they give you an idea of how much has changed and how much has stayed the same in beekeeping over the last 80 years or so.