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.
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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.
05/07/2022 Packages 9-11
05/07/2022 Packages 5-8
All looked good, few were loaded w/ quite a few drones.
05/07/2022 Gear Shakeout and Packages 2, 3, and 4
Busy 3 hours of inspections! Got a great start shaking out gear to add to the packages and transition to the top feeders.
05/07/2022 Package OA Vape
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.
05/07/2022 Package Drone Layer
Here’s an example of a drone laying queen!
Little Different Video
Will be doing more stuff in front of the camera this year vs always having the go pro.
04/23/2022 Hive Inspections 4
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!
I’m sure it was probably raccoons…they robbed me of 20 gallons of syrup 😦 Lesson learned….