These pictures are from a colony I inspected last weekend.
There located in Ventura County, California. I found about a dozen swarm cells in it. -- Time to make splits?
I took one of the cells and installed it in another of my colonies
It looks like that queen bought the farm.
That’s a temporary solution as I’m ordering queens for the splits and to replace the queens of unknown origin.
The orange trees and avocado are coming into bloom so time’s short.