Well, got this event out of the way at least. I got 2 stings today while inspecting our recently installed nucleus. Boy, they are grumpy bees despite smoke! Looking at my gloves later, there must have been 20-30 stingers in them. I was lucky only one got through there. The other sting was through my veil - I was looking down and part of the netting touched my neck - BULLSEYE for the annoyed bee! Ah well, I will survive, she probably won’t. I am not worried about the temperament of the bees, as they have a new queen and should calm down in a couple more weeks.
Anyhow, for any California beekeepers, this is a remarkable season. In 2 weeks, a rather weak 5 frame (well really only 4 occupied frames) nucleus has filled an 8 frame deep. Will be adding a second deep this week. Here is a weight graph from our Arnia monitor on our established hive. They are gaining 400g to 1kg per day:
From the inspection today, it is time to add the Flow super.