For the first time since starting this hobby over a year ago, I opened and did a complete inspection on a hive without any bees in the air. I've never seen a hive this calm. The brood frames are completely full, edge to edge with capped brood, very nice patterns. I did have one re-queened hive that had very spotty brood and lots of supercedure cells. I figure the bees know what they're doing on this one. I still have a couple of hives from my old Italian stock, and they are dramatically different. One fairly hot hive rejected the new queen. I probably missed a virgin in there.

[This message has been edited by Ross (edited May 25, 2004).]