All systems appeared to be go in my first-year hive w/two deeps. Did an inspection with an experienced beekeeper this weekend and he agreed that the hive looked healthy. Plenty of room, plenty of eggs, plenty of stores. But we are in very intense heat wave and I did not offer additional venting.
The bees are 100’ up an eastern white pine. No way to get at them.
Looks like I should have vented the hive.
First photo is yesterday AM. Tree shots are this morning.
Not sure what to do now with my residual girls, especially this late in the season. Suggestions?