I was making splits last week. On the cover of each nuc I put a check mark if they don’t get a full frame of honey. That way, when I get them home I know which ones need a feeder right away. After getting them home and fed we got a few days of cold weather. Yesterday, when the temps were above 45 everybody was flying….except one. No check mark on the top so I had assumed they had a frame of honey. Not so.

To make matters worse….this nuc had a queen that I had planned to use for a special breeding project.

Sometimes I think I might be the world’s worst beekeeper….but I know I’m not the worst….just a solid second place.