Questions from today's Inspection
During today's inspection I noticed that I have a lot of empty brood frames that were previously full. No eggs as far as I could see. There several full of capped brood. I did not see any larva today, which is unusual, but I did see comb previously filled with capped brood with nectar and pollen. I am assuming that nectar and pollen in brood frames means there is eggs in the cell. Is this correct?
Is this just a coincidence that I caught them in between emerging brood and the queen not maker her way back to the empty frames or should I be concerned. One last thing, today was the first time I have actually see capped Drone. About a 1/2 dozen. They are pretty obvious. Haven't seen drones in a while.
Also, I added a medium honey super with a QE 3 weeks ago. 3 frames of honey and 7 1/2 frames of the 8 completed built out with comb. My guess is that I will be adding a 2nd honey super in a week or 2. Do I add it above the current super or below? Does it matter?
Zone 9B - First Hive April 17, 2014