03/2012 – Split Inspection

These photos were taken 24 March 2012.  We were inspecting a new colony made from a split 11 days earlier, and hoped to find queen cells.  We found three.   However, the colony appeared weak and we found many of the bees had drowned in one of our bottom board feeders.  We borrowed a frame of brood with nurse bees from a nearby hive, placed it in the weak hive and closed it back up.  We’ll see.  Now the photos.

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