I was noticing in hive I retrieved several days ago that the bees are much bigger than my bees which are on Pierco and 4.9 starter strips. A large amount of my bees are really small and have not been regressed yet.
This hive had been there for 20+ years and the bees were a black color. But I had been expecting them to be much smaller than my domesticated bees.
I think small cell is the way forward and I was wondering has there been documentation of seasonal size changes, food etc.
Great picture John.
\"I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree<br />And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made<br />nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey bee<br />and live alone in the bee-loud glade.\"<br />-- WB Yeats