Cut a plastic barrel in half longways and made a water plant planter and bee waterer. To check mosquitoes I could put vegetable oil on the water. The larva die cause they can't get air. If I put Food grade mineral oil on the water could a bee drink through it? Still get to the water, I mean. Then at the same time I might be controlling mites. Then again I could just leave it as is.
Hived the bees last weekend. Did an inspection today. Saw the queen and there are 3 frames being drawn out. They are busy.