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Nice! Too bad the hive isn't 42 inches or say 4 feet long. Perhaps a split is in order. Are you in a dearth or nectar is still flowing?
 

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I am looking into doing a split. The first group of flowers in the area are starting to dry up. I will have to get back out to see what else is getting ready to be in bloom. They have a good source of lavender at the moment.

This particular hive is located by nice large field of wildflowers and a large herb garden.



I do have one 4 foot hive which is only occupying about 2.5 feet of space and does not seem to want to go any larger. I have given them more space, but they are not moving over.
 

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Yeah, I noticed the clump of drones too. But what's that queen doing under there w/ them too?
 

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"But what's that queen doing under there w/ them too?"

You just like to think of all of us going stare crazy looking for a queen that really isn't there. One thing I learned about these photos is never to try and positively identify a queen, drone or mite unles it's very obvious. :)

FindlayBee: Nice TBH's and a good looking area for honey bees.
 
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