wowsa... I went to my bees today and they were very pissed... I opened the box up and found several frames of capped brood in the upper deep (use 2 for brood/honey). Lots of bees. They didn't seem to be doing much with the honey super (on top of the two deeps, obviuosly)--but, Question 1: I was just curious if it is normal to have so much capped brood in upper deep? There was a lot of capped honey, too (probably 6-7 frames).
I didn't bother going into the bottom deep, I probably should have, but they were very very very very aggresive, I was stung about 20 times through beesuit Good to get a dose of venom, I guess [img]smile.gif[/img]
Question 2: I have two hives that were placed in yard at same time, one is kicking butt with honey production... the other is well below average. Should I requeen the colony that isn't producing as much honey? Should I put some of the drawn foundation into the other hive? The less productive hive isn't even drawing that much comb in the honey super. Their upper deep is jammed packed with capped honey... but, that is it Any ideas/suggestions would be appreciated.
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