We all met up on Saturday at 2pm. We learned about diseases and pests that effect the hives. Then we put on protective gear, lit all three smokers and hit the bee yard.
We went through our first hive (Ba-bee-lonia) and saw comb, pollen and brood from frame 3.5 to frame 8. Really odd looking comb. We saw a LOT of drone cells and some worker cells (capped) so we’re really not sure if we have a laying worker or a good queen. We went through the hive twice but didn’t see her. Almost everyone practiced pulling a frame and inspecting it.
Next we went through Jamestown and spotted the queen on frame 4. Good brood patterns and some pollen and un capped honey.
Pictures to follow