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Adding a Super to the Beehive

My Honey Bee yard in Richmond, Virginia (well, in Varina) continues to hop! The Berkeley Hive has pretty much been without an inspection for a month. This was the strongest Nuc that I picked up from Tom Fifer this Spring (well, the only Nuc with at least 4 frames of bees). When I installed them, […]

Nuc Check – Queen Cup and Cranky

Berkeley Hive Found larvae, eggs & capped brood Did not find queen The bottom deep was wall to wall capped brood (the outside frames were nectar/honey) Bees had finished Tom Fifer’s 4th frame and were working on two of my frames, effectively on 6 frames now. Found 1 queen cup. Hive was a bit crankier […]