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I have 2 hives. A package and a NUC.

Hive 1. The package. Queen release from cage 1 week ago today. Appears to be honey and pollen, but no brood. Lot's of comb building activity. If somebody sees brood chambers, please let me know

Made the mistake of removing the queen cage. Hoping they can fill the gap in the comb that came out. Fortunely there were only a couple of cells with pollen.
Not sure if I got a picture of the queen in this photo.
Pkg Hive 1.jpg

Looks like mostly pollen. Couple of honey cells in lower left
Pkg Hive2.jpg

Looks like mostly pollen
Pkg hive 3.jpg

Hive 2. The NUC. 2 weeks in the new hive. About 6 weeks old in total. Had 3 build out frames with a 4th started when I got it. Now has 5 frames built out 6 close to complete and small comb activity on 7. Moved Frame 1 to 2 and 2 to 1 and 7 to 8 and 8 to 7.

When should I consider adding another super?

Guessing Brood?
Nuc 1.jpg

Guessing Honey?
Nuc 2.jpg

A little bit of everything in the next 3. A little perplexed at the odd comb activity.
Nuc 3.jpg
Nuc 4.jpg
Nuc 5.jpg

Feedback would be greatly appreciated.


Local feral survivors in eight frame medium boxes.
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They all look fine to me except the fins they are building on your plastic foundation. Those I would scrap off before they get worse...

6, 7, 8 have a lot of fins where the comb is at right angles to the foundation.
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