Inspected my 3 hives today (74, no clouds, but gusty) and all 3 are humming!! Even the one I thought might succumb to mites!! This is its 4th spring. No treatment except the first year. I'm jazzed!
One hive had a frame - the first brood frame I looked at - with a ton of drone on it. My heart sank but I continued, and found 3 or 4 more frames of worker brood. Yay! But I wondered... Is that typical? I don't recall seeing it before, but I've not been able to get in it this early. Wondered if they put on a lot of brood, proportionately, in the spring?
Zone 7b ~ Central Arkansas
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