I’ve been browsing through a number of the posts on this forum for the past couple of months whilst I have been waiting for my Bees to arrive and now they are here I thought it was time to say hello. I am a first time bee keeper so have been absorbing as much bee keeping material as I could over the past few months in preparation for today - my first time to open up a hive to see how they are going.
Many thanks to @JeffH who established a split for me and gave me a 101 introduction to bee keeping.
The posts on this forum have been very helpful in getting my hive established and building on my limited practical knowledge of bee keeping. Things have gone very smoothly to date with the introduction of the hive on the weekend. The bees have been very active and the hive itself seems to be well established - and surprisingly quiet when I was handling them.
I realigned the frames and removed some excess comb that was being built on top of the frames - all frames seemed to be covered in bees so I will leave them until the weekend to check how their building is going - all being well I will get to put the flow super on this summer.
Some pictures of the setup and bees via this link: