Our hive is now 7 weeks old and has fixed its chalk brood issues. Population is strong and growing.
A question from yesterday’s inspection.
We surprisingly saw a half built queen cell. Thought we were safe from swarms in the first year?
Anyway, there are plenty of bees on most frames, but a couple are far from full. There’s not huge amounts of honey, but lots of brood and pollen.
With the queen cell under construction, does that mean they’re feeling crowded? (wouldn’t have thought so) Should I put my flow super on? They’ve only ever been in one brood box so far.
(we’re in coastal Sydney, and spring as definately sprung)
Here’s the emptiest frame and the one with the Queen cell.