Thanks so much for all the help and comments on my last 1 week inspection. Since then, I did go back into the hive the next day to retrieve the comb that had fallen to the bottom.
So I patiently waited for the next week to go back in and see the progress.
The weather here in NJ has been crazy, a lot of rain, cool days into the 60s, then a couple hot days in 80s.
There has been plenty of activity and a lot of flowers and shrubs and tons of holly trees in our yard so the girls are coming and going all day and into the evening.
This second inspection was awesome. I was so happy and surprised to see a lot of capped brood, loads of healthy looking maturing larvae, and I’m pretty sure I saw the queen. I would say about 4 frames out of 8 have solid progress. No sign of sickness, mites, or moths, but I am still quite untrained
I have attached a few photos. Please feel free to comment and let me know if you see anything I might have missed.
I also have a couple questions
1 - Looks like they stopped feeding in the top feeder so I took it off and cleaned it, but put it back on empty in case I should continue to feed?
2 - When should I start treating for mites? SMB? Moths? Anything else? I am planning to fog for mites. Not sure how/when to treat for the rest. I want to be as natural as possible so not too into the insecticide approach, but I want to make sure the colony remains healthy.