Monday, June 14, 2010

June 4th Swarm in Top Bar Hive

No visible combs after two weeks.

Since hiving them all they seem to be doing is clustering on the left side of the hive covering 6-7 bars. I would of expected to see some brand new comb by now which lead me to think they were starving so I decided late yesterday to give them 2 pints of 1:1. I had a quick look at the feeder today which only had about 1/4 of a pint left so they were definitely hungry. Traffic at the entrance is good but considering their size I would of expected a lot more. No idea on the status of the queen yet but I will continue to feed them now and hope to see some progress soon.