It's been cold in Alaska. I hived my bees on April 17 and did a hive check yesterday. Capped brood and I couldn't believe it! The queen must have started laying the day I hived them...... This is year two and it's so nice to have that first year behind me and actually know what I'm looking at when I open the hive. My queen looks jeweled with the blue dot. Good luck to everyone else!