With some much needed sunshine this morning, we did a thorough inspection of Bee Hive #1.
Hive inspections are important for the Beekeeper, so they can keep an eye on what the Bees are doing inside the hive. Any problems can be spotted and dealt with before they become a big problem down the road. So far, this hive is doing fantastic! The Queen is laying lots of eggs, and we spotted many egg, lots of Larvae, and a lot of capped brood. I would estimate the size of this hive has doubled since we installed the 3 pound package on April 16th. They are foraging well, and bringing in a lot of pollen and nectar.
Here is a picture of a frame of capped honey that they will use to feed the colony: