I built a new 5 frame Observation Hive with all intentions of setting it up in the spring with a Queen cell.
When doing a last minute inspection 2 weeks ago one of my nucs felt rather light.
After opening it up I think there may have been some robbing going on in it.
They only had stores on 3 of 10 frames.
Well I went and finished the OV hive and moved them in on Thanksgiving day. 71%
The first thing my wife said, WE HAVE OUR BEE TV BACK.
She wont go any were near the bees but will sit and watch them in the house.
It took a while to find the Queen as she is very dark and likes to hide.
I know one of the first comments will be about varroa but I have seen these bees grooming each other a lot and looking through a magnifying glass I have not seen any.
Sorry it up loaded sideways?