|From l to r: hive, 2 nucs stacked together, single deep containing captured swarm, hive, 2 large hives in back|
|John H. and Steve H. going through the hives. One of the upper boxes is set on its side due to comb and queen cups along the bottom of the frames. Yes, all those dark spots in the air are bees, and no, they're not wearing any protective gear.|
|Drone comb frame (you can tell because it's green), used as part of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). What's different about this is the multiple eggs in the cells, a sign of a laying worker.|
Overall this was a very informative visit. I got to see what a laying worker in a hive looks like, got some great ideas for improvising equipment, and saw what was possible with a backyard beeyard. I can't wait unit next months visit.