Hopefully the right spot to post.
So i did a quick inspection today on my first hive.
Geeze were they toey today. nice sunny day but maybe 21deg and light breeze plus the last week of rain meant they didnt want me in there. but it had been a good 4 weeks since my last inspection. i couldnt even attempt to pull a frame without 10 flying at me. luckily no stings.
Im sure we have had some nectar around lately as the amount they have put in the super and either side of the brood was amazing. 3 frames packed with bee bread and every single frame was packed with bees with wall to wall brood larvae or eggs. actually thinking about it i only saw half a frame which was empty and free for laying.
What i did notice was that on 2 frames on the bottom corners they had capped and uncapped drone larvae so looks like they are very much planning for spring.
soon i want to split and try some grafting so with the drones getting bred is a good sign that i should start thinning about it