Worries and concerns

What should you be aiming at at this time?

Giving the bees what they need. Which translates to:

Have they a decent laying well queen?

Has she enough room? If not how do you know and what can you do about it? Is there empty space on either side of the brood nest? If not give it. Foundation if need be as they will pull it out as required to comb. 

If the bees are on a full brood box or double brood do they need a super? I super on eight frames on a single brood box and at 16 on a double. 

Have you enough kit to deal with swarming and a plan to work with when that first cell with grub is seen? 

Remember bees expect what is normal for them which may well be at odds with your thoughts, learn to think like a bee!




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