Always wanting to check things out I ordered 2 Caucasian queens to try.
I did take a peak at 5 or 6 of the overwintered hive to see where I was at for brood. I have a few hives that will be perfect for a split to put cells on in 2 weeks.
I always wondered how much work and knew it was a workout when I was moving bees, doing inspections, etc. Universe decided to intervene and flip my watch on to track a workout.
All looked good, few were loaded w/ quite a few drones.
Busy 3 hours of inspections! Got a great start shaking out gear to add to the packages and transition to the top feeders.
Based on follow up inspections was about 7-8 days too late, weather sucks! I’ll have to do some kind of a follow up treatment to get all those mites that are unde rtha cappings…leaning towards Formic Acid treatment.
Here’s an example of a drone laying queen!
Will be doing more stuff in front of the camera this year vs always having the go pro.
Last of the inspections for all the packages I installed 04/16/2022. They seem to be growing nicely and will need some more room added soon!