Preemies getting removed from Hive?
- When we got to the Hives we knew there was something up with the 2nd
hive. There were not nearly as many bees coming and going. So we knew
there was something up with this one.
So we started out with the Stronger hive. We had a treat today!!! We
should have had the camera ready, though we didn't think about it
over the excitement. We got to see a Queen. Of course it was in the
stronger hive. After seeing the Queen, Brood and pearl, we moved onto
the next hive.
The 2nd hive is not doing too well. Last week we saw several eggs and
lots of pearl. No Queen, but it looked active and healthy. The only
odd think last week was there was a large black looking flying
critter that came crawling out of the hive. It fell off the side and
took off before I could get a good look at it. It was kind of long
and skinny. Mostly all black, wings too. This visit we saw a few
bees removing a premature bee from the hive entrance and there were a
few preemies on the bottom too. That does not seem to be a good
The strong hive looks ready for a 2nd Deep. It's got a good 7 frames
full. The new Hive bottoms, deep bodies and tops are all ready to go.
We'll give them a week to air out and dry and add the 2nd deep to
this hive next weekend.