Quick inspection over Memorial Day weekend. Queen Ophelia has ramped up her laying and the Ashley’s are bringing in tons of nectar and pollen, so they were ready to get another super! That’s a good sign because this hive will have to grow a ton in order to put away the stores necessary to make it through winter.
Queen Nefertiti looks to have slowed her laying a little, but her ladies are still bringing in honey at a breakneck pace. We had to add another super to their hive, making that the tallest hive we’ve ever had. If the summer heat doesn’t scorch all the flowering plants to death, we should have a really nice honey harvest from them this year.