Again - total newbie “is this normal” question
I did my third hive inspection this week - it’s been three weeks since the last one.
Last time only a few frames were partly drawn and the centre frame was full of capped brood.
But it’s been lovely warm weather and the number of bees has dramatically increased in the last few weeks (there’s a morning hovering-gridlock at the entrance which is fun to watch)
This is the same central frame three weeks later and there seems to still be brood, but it is much more scattered.
It could either be just what’s left of the hatching bees… but I’ve also been reading the ag-science book and I know that bee diseases can present as scattered brood. I’m still just learning and not knowledgable enough to know the difference… and figured I should just ask.
I did try smelling it… as i also heard that AFB/EFB have a nasty smell - and all I smelt was lovely beeswax, which bodes well
But then there also seemed to be liquid cells in amongst the brood, which is less happy-seeming.
What do you think? what signs should I look out for to be sure in future?
Another pic of the same frame: