Brooks Hive 1
Looks good. Moderate activity in honey super. This one will be ready for 2nd deep soon. I want to at least get a frame or two of honey out of it this year if possible. If we do it before the fall honey flow that should be doable without affecting their ability to put away winter stores. SHB trap was clean. Dusted with powdered sugar. 5 frames of bees.
Brooks Hive 2
Feeder empty so I pulled it. Saw queen and brood on 2nd frame I pulled so no need to check further. Good honey and pollin stores building. SHB trap was clean. 6 frames of bees. Dusted with powdered sugar.
Brooks Hive 3
Looks good. 7 frames of bees. This one will be ready for a 2nd deep soon. Pulled one frame and found brood so no need to go any further. SHB trap was clean. Dusted with powdered Sugar.
Brooks Hive 4
No brood in this one and no queen. Damn. Pulled brood and a frame of bees from Brooks Hive 5. Hopefully they’ll raise another queen. Fingers crosed.
Brooks Hive 5
Population building rapidly. This one will be ready for another deep soon as well. SHB trap was clean. Dusted with powdered sugar.