Every year my kids and wife purchase two packages of bees for my Christmas gift. I hived them back on May 4th.
I also have the opportunity to perform cutouts throughout the spring and summer.
My packages have been queenright since the hiving and still have the original queen.
I performed a cutout on June 28 and hived them the same day.
I just checked on the honey situation on the three hives.
My packages had roughly 2-3 frames of capped honey each, while the one cutout had 2 medium supers (10 frame) full of capped honey for a total of 20 frames.
Just for curiosity sake, I checked the farmhouse cutout (hived the 5th of July) as well for honey stores.
They had just under 15 medium frames of capped honey.
All hives are queenright.
Like I stated before, my belief is that packaged bees are lazy. lol
Anyone else come across the same situation?