Playing Catch Up

This morning we fed all hives their third and final round of medicine for American Foul Brood. The bees are doing great! In fact, the two hives with working queens were ready for a second story today. The third hive, the one we requeened last week, is catching up. The queen is definitely out of her cage as we saw her on a frame of freshly laid eggs today! We observed very young larvae, 1-2 days old, so in three weeks we will have a new wave of workers.

Worker bees were busy this morning bringing in pollen by the basketful. The black locust are in bloom right now and they’re a terrific early-summer nectar plant. Hopefully we will have honey supers on in a couple weeks!