Finely got in and did my Spring checkup. Both hives have even starting to get honey in the supers. The very centre frames of each had about 60% capped honey. Nothing of note to report in the broods. Didn’t see a Queen but certainly saw good brood patterns.
Couple of thing not usual.
The Queen Excluder in one hive had large patches of burr.
I personally haven’t seen this much before. There was a little more as I started scraping before I went and got the camera.
There was a small section of missing flow frame. I am thinking that it may have come off with some of the burr comb when I split the frames.
Or there may have been burr there to patch up what had happenned in a previous season that I missed. I don’t think it will worry the bees, they will just build it out. Or the Flow harvest as the honey flow out the other side. The left side in the photo looks a bit ragged but not noticed looking with eyes at the frame.
AND eagle eyes, …there are no eggs or bubs in there. It is light reflecting into the camera.