Re: New Hives
I have probably checked mine too much this year, but they are in a flow and I'm excited about my splits. Don't worry about not seeing the queen. It seems that if I go through wanting specifically to find the queen, I can't. I have a nicot to collect eggs for queen rearing and keep striking out on finding the queen I want. Yesterday, I was moving a nuc into a full medium. I had to run and get another box to take into account the deep frames (switching everything to mediums). Two frames were left leaning against the entrance. Sure enough, the queen was on one of them. Thankfully she is the daughter of the queen I wanted to use, so she was moved into the nicot. Bonus!
Beek since 2016: Hardiness Zone 9a: in NW Florida