With nucs in short supply in the area - I opted for packages! What fun!

5 - 4lb packages after 3 weeks.

Hive 1 - no capped brood - supercedure cell and 2 queens

Hive 2 - strong

Hive 3 - some cells have up to 6 eggs in them, fresh nectar cells with eggs, pollen cells with eggs.... and yes, a visual of a queen... (I thought it was a laying work until I got a replacement queen and went to put it in and spotted the little lady)

Hive 4 - Strong

Hive 5 - same as hive 3... only no sign of the queen .... guess I will put a replacement in and hope for the best...

My packages did so well last year-