Sky was clear and air was still. Lots of bees were out foraging for nectar and pollen and we decided that conditions were ideal to do a special check on our “new” hive, which began with a swarm that visited our Swarm Box in early April and were moved to their new home-hive in mid-April. Our main concern today was mites, which if found, we wanted to get rid of at an early stage.
So, the roof of the Top-Bar Hive got removed & the combs were inspected bar-by-bar.
Apart from mites, we were also trying to spot the Queen …
We now have peace of mind for these “newcomers”.
It is our hope that one day we will be granted audience with their Queen.