We started two hives of bees the first week of April this year. The short of it is that one queen was bad or died right off the bat and the hives got combined. They were split again the middle of July and we’re still waiting to see if the bees are going to re-queen themselves. Judith and I did a full inspection of the hive with the queen and a partial inspection of the other, just enough to see that there were queen cells drawn out. We’ll be checking again in a couple of weeks to make sure the hatched queen mated and made it back to the hive to start her queenly duties.
I’m looking forward to no more feeding! Hopefully in less than a month, I’ll be completely finished with feeding and will hopefully reap a little honey from the fall flow if there is one.