I am trying to assess the strength of one of my weaker hives.
It has been slow to buildup all year.
I got it as a Nuc the first week of June, it turned out to be queenless and had chalkbrood. I added a new queen from California.
I fed until mid july and the hive seemed to refuse to...
Pathogens as Predictors of Honey Bee Colony Strength in England and Wales
Inspectors with the UK National Bee Unit were asked for 2007-2008 to target problem apiaries in England and Wales for pathogen screening and colony strength measures. Healthy colonies were included in the sampling to...
We caught a swarm 3 weeks ago, and when checking it out today, it didn't look so strong.
There are about 2.5 brood frames of bees, but no evidence of eggs/larva/brood. We didn't see a queen either, but the bees were quite calm.
1. Does this sound normal? Or...