Sunday, 19 May 2013
I am a bit puzzled as to what I found! Any bee expects out there? We need your advice...
It is a strong colony but there are 2 to 3 eggs in many of the cells! There are no drones so it must be the queen, although I failed to find her today as I wanted to clip and mark her.
There were modest amounts of larvae and capped worker brood, mostly eggs. All laid in a good pattern on the frame.
Maybe it is down to the bad spring/summer?
I put some apiguard on and closed up the hive again.