RicsBees Backyard Beekeeping Hive 2 inspection

My backyard beekeeping hive 2 brood chamber frames inspection of my honey bees. It’s been one day shy of 3 weeks at new home. As far as I can tell everything looks good. The clear capped honey looks awesome. All observations are welcomed to what your eye see. I’m totally new to beekeeping. I was nervous, saw beetles before but I see no bug infestation. Anyone else?

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John Ally says:

that’s the same 🙂
good luck for your work :)

supertadpole says:

They are italian. Wow, watching the video brings back memories. Awhile back I mistakingly switched to DSL so uploads are practically impossible. Amazing creatures as is the experience. Hope to get some new shots up. Have a swarm trap to transfer and clean up a swarm that was placed in a deep with medium frames. Will attempt to get video up.

I trust all you other beeks are doing well. It’s been a crazy year here in northern alabama. Did get some really tasty spring honey. My first. 🙂 yum

John Ally says:

these bees are apis mellifera lingustica?

redtiger546 says:

i love the hive color too 🙂


redtiger546 says:

do you mean moving the frames position in the hive or moving them to a new hive?
I generally move fresh foundation in in between drawn comb and the brood nest. Just don’t split the brood nest in two and you will be fine…
I don’t think its too likely that they will swam again so soon, bees only generally swarm when they have run out of room in the hive, or its wet, or too hot, to many pests etc. when the box is bursting with bees put anther super on and let them draw out the comb in there..

supertadpole says:

I appreciate the feedback. Would love to hear experiences of those who have switched frames around. If you were to move them around.. how so? These hives are both from swarms and 3 weeks old. Would they actually swarm again?

Queen cells.. didn’t really get the video shot I wanted but I thought I saw some elongated, odd shaped capped cells protruding from the bottom or lower part of the comb? It’s what caught my eye. If I open them back up to rotate will definitely get a better look.

redtiger546 says:

Hey Ric
look’en good that is a very nice bulls-eye pattern on the frames.
The brace comb is due to much space between the frames, but it looks like the frames are pushed together just fine just remove it and dont be too stressed about it…lol 🙂 go easy on the smoke man… :) awesome keep it up

RockCairn says:

those are actually drone cells. Queen cells are elongated, hang downwards from the face of the comb and have a texture similar to a peanut. It will be awhile (probably in June) before they think about swarming if it its a hive from a package.

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