So almost exactly a year ago I lost my first hive to heat. This year is going to be hotter then last year, and potentially break all records this week. However this new hive seems to be taking the heat in stride. I don’t know if that is to do with the new location of the hive with much more shade, or if the bees are just much more robust then the previous colony. However they have nearly doubled the weight of my previous bees at the same time of the year.
The one main difference is that I bought a 5 frame Nuc this year vs a package. And I believe that this has contributed most to their success. They have been adding around 5# a week since I got them, and including equipment weight they have nearly doubled in weight in about 2 months.
I am optimistic that they will survive the 120 degrees that is forecast for tomorrow, which is the temp that killed my last hive.