Just did my first summer inspection. I’ve tried not to bother my busy friends but I was curious. I have some questions:
- I have a large super and 2 mediums. I only inspected the top because I didn’t want to disturb them too much. When I took the cover off they were bees on the outside of the inner cover. Is this normal?
- Also, when I took the inner cover off I took out an outer frame that had bees on it but no comb and an inner frame that was packed with comb. They seemed to be very busy but is it normal for some frames to be empty even in July?
- My husband has been concerned because there always seem to be a bunch of bees at the entrance even in the evening. Is this normal? I’m attaching a photo I took at 8:00 the other night.
Thanks so much. I’m just trying to make sure I’m doing the right things for my little friends.