I've bee a beek 5 whole months now. I needed to check for eggs, larva & or capped brood today in my first ever split. Yes to larva & capped brood, but my vision just does not enable me to see eggs through the netting. Oh well!
While I was suited up I decided to check the progress on a weak colony that's been struggling, or so it appears. It looks to be gaining ground and looking better. I spotted the queen there....first time I've ever been able to identify a queen within a colony also. YES!! She seemed, to me at least, to be a real beauty......large, lite colored and doing her job. I'm confident that I might actually have some bee yet next spring.
.....like James Brown sang, "I feel good.....!"