I have taffy propolis?
I have never seen anything so stringy and gooey. Sunday we had a nice day so I figured I would do a quick peek. First hive no problem. Second the top deep I moved the two plastic frames and went to pull the drawn wooden frame and half the top bar came off. I got a hold of the frame sides and it felt like something was holding it below. It would stretch but not give. I figured I would pull the two deeps apart to see if they were bridged. Separated the fronts with the hive tool, to hinge the deep up and take a look under but it felt like the broken frame was sliding down from the top deep. The hive bodies would stretch but not give. When I went to lift them the bottom deep off completely it came off the base. Weird, is this normal for first spring inspection? I put the hive tool in my back pocket like always and it was like chewing gum when I went to get it out. It’s like a honey propolis mixture.
I did not want to tear the whole thing down until I could get a queen or get drones flying to let them make their own. We should have snow showers again today. Any suggestions?
“Why do we fall, sir? So that we might learn to pick ourselves up” Alfred Pennyworth Batman Begins (2005)