Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Inspection 3/20/2012

Hive # 2/ Oahu:  One deep, 3 frames of eggs, expanded to 2 mediums.  Medium combs full of honey, pollen and brood, but no eggs.  Numbers moderate.  Hopefully numbers will increase as brood emerges.

Hive #4.  4 mediums.  bottom medium mostly empty comb.  Saw queen on exposed wax.  Put her back into the hive.  Alot of funky comb, alot of eggs.  Very strong numbers.  Expanded as much as possible.

To do at next inspection.
#1. Do nothing.  Still waiting on them to rear a queen from when they swarmed on 3/15/12
#2. Do nothing.  Per post above, already expanded and found positive signs of a queen.
#3. Check to see if queen is laying and needs another super.  This is the swarm
#4. Check for evidence of queen to ensure I didn't hurt her. Expand if needed.  Rework funky comb supers.
#5. Check and see if super should be added.  Probably needs to be expanded
#6. Do nothing.  Waiting on them to rear a queen from when I split them on 3/15/2012

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