I hived my first bees (from swarms) in the last couple of weeks. From the outside the two hives seemed to be thriving and I decided to do my first inspecton of the frames. It was pretty much a disaster.
I am using two 6 5/8 supers instead of one 9 1/2 for the brood chambers and the bees had put comb vertically between frames so when I lifted them out the bottom frame would come partially out with the upper frame then drop back knocking the bees every which way. I did my best to scrape away the comb between frames, but in doing that I got all mixed up on which frame goes where and did not but them back the way they were. Will this be a problem?? I never did see the Queen and hope the falling frames didn't hurt her.
I also dropped one frame full of bees. It wasn't as easy as I thought it would beee!!