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Monday, June 19, 2006

Inspecting the second hive

Here you see me beginning the inspection of the second hive, Bermuda. I have lifted off the top cover, the inner cover and the top super which is pretty well drawn out and filled with honey.

I've placed a hanging rack on the side of the hives to help me hold the frames as I work on the super.
I lift out the first frame which is heavy with honey and in addition has some brood at the bottom. I found that several of the frames in this super had brood at the bottom of the honey frames. Most of the brood cells looked like drone cells.
You can see a frame hanging on the rack. This makes it easier to slide the other frames over to look at them. The frame I am looking at has lots of honey at the bottom and some brood over in the corner.
I inspected each frame in this honey super and am pleased with how the frames are filling up with honey and how many frames are capped. Posted by Picasa

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