Today was a glorious day in Salt Lake City. The cool early morning clouds burned off by noon and temperatures soared into the 60s. I refilled both in-hive feeders which were both empty. There were only 2 or 3 dead bees in each feeder. I typically do not use in-hive feeders, but they seem to be performing well and bee drowning is essentially non-existent. I might be a convert. I did not look for either queen but I saw day-old brood (fresh hatched from eggs) and plenty of capped brood in both hives. The bees are happy, the queens are healthy, the scout hives are well on their way to a successful season. We will arrange another hive inspection soon so the scouts can see the progress that the bees are making. If the warm weather holds, I anticipate the need for a second deep brood chamber in the next 10-14 days.
Hive Inspection Monday, May 3, 2010