Week 9 Inspection- Additional Information

Even though the 4th super was devoid of all but 6 brave bees that went through the queen excluder, there were still a lot of good signs in the hive. For one thing, the brood pattern on most of the frames was quite good meaning it was uniform without a lot of open cells in between.

Inspecting the frames

Frame inspection

I also saw Large Marge in the 2nd super. It is always nice to see your queen to confirm she is still there. While I didn’t see any eggs, there were plenty of capped brood plus larvae in various states before being capped. All in all, I think this is a healthy hive and hopefully with the queen excluder removed, the girls will draw out the 4th super to give them much needed room.

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