I have now had my bees for 9 months. We all survived the winter.
Been feeding 2:1 sugar syrup until the bees lost interest.
That was during the first week of September.
That was also the time that I installed the flow super. I did the usual prep by rubbing bees wax over the flow frames.
The bees certainly wasted no time to prepare the cells and honey has been deposited in around 50% of the flow frames but no capping yet.
During the last 1.5 months the colony has expanded 3 fold and doing great.
One thing concerns me, during the past couple of days the bees are forming a small beard under the landing board. the temperature has been around 25-29c by mid afternoon.
Are the bees just practicing to swarm ??
Any suggestions would be welcome.
Sorry, the pic is a bit out of focus. Cheers, G