I could not have imagined how well these first year colonies have done. Using 8-frame equipment, I knew my hives might get a tad on the 'tall' side; but not this tall.
During my latest inspection when I had to add a box to each hive, I had forgotten I'd left the first frame out of the top box...and didn't notice until I'd managed to huff the top box back onto the hive!!
Here's a snapshot of me mildly panicking as I notice the 'lost' frame leaning against the hive.
And here I am gently sliding it back into place...not how I wanted to do it; I could hardly see if I was rolling any bees.
Everything seemed to go back together nicely and the two colonies quieted down by evening.