View Full Version : What am I looking at?
05-27-2011, 10:36 AM
Any idea what I'm looking at on the last frame? Suggestions? Comments?
05-27-2011, 11:09 AM
It will bee a lot easier if when you remove the first frame leave it out untill you work acorss the box.
05-27-2011, 11:57 AM
You're missing frame 11! :D
Looks like a great time with your son.:thumbsup:
05-27-2011, 12:19 PM
from what i could see looked like drone cells
05-28-2011, 12:44 AM
I think it's drone brood in the lower right corner.
I couldn't see the exposed brood but if it's still at the larval stage thats normal, if it's at the pupae stage It's also not uncommon to have a small area of uncapped brood here and there, it's called bald brood.
Also as Honeyman said when you do a hive inspection leave the first frame out it gives you room to move, there's a very high possibility of rolling the queen as you lift your frames out the way you are doing it right now and I think alot of new beekeepers kill their queens when inspecting their hives like this.
I love the way you and your son? are spending some time together he's a lucky young man :)
05-28-2011, 03:04 PM
Thanks to all for the comments and suggestions! I will remove a frame from now on, killing the queen is not on my priority list this early in the game. My son Gabe is always right there to lend a hand and get me confused on how many frames I have in a hive!:scratch:
05-28-2011, 03:33 PM
Why did you not use the FRAME PERCH :s
Lower right corner is all drone brood .
BEE HAPPY Jim 134 :)
05-28-2011, 04:18 PM
Gary, was that area of raised brood built from the base foundation you put in or was it free comb built above it and layed bout fully by the queen. Is this the 'frame 11' that Barry referred to?
05-30-2011, 07:45 AM
Drone brood in the lower right of your frame.
Capped drone brood looks like the many ends of 22 bullets.
The video shows the intense interest of a young bee keeper.
Maybe, we can have a follow-up video of the hives progress.