|Our spiffy new 8 frame hive.|
As I moved frames over, I noted quite a number of eggs. Surprisingly, I saw no young larva. The lighting was not the best, however, and many of the frames have newer, white wax so seeing small 1 or 2 day old larva would have been difficult. I'll look again in several days when there should be some larger larva. I again did not locate the queen.
I then moved the frames from the nuc into one of the boxes I had just taken the frames out of to put in the 8 frame hive. The queen had emerged, but I did not see her. She should have emerged last Sunday, so I'll give them another week or so to see if there is a laying queen. If not, I'll combine these bees with #3 and that will make it a much stronger hive.
|The nuc moved into a single medium with the 8 frame beyond.|
Bees were flowing in and out of hive #2. I put another super on it yesterday, though the first had not been even 80% drawn out. There is a good flow going on right now, though, and with the wet weather I decided it was best to go ahead and throw that super on.
|A very strong #2 hive|