This blog explains how I keep bees. It works for me, it might not work for you. Use my methods at your own risk. Always wear protective clothing and use a smoker when working bees.

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Sunday, May 6, 2012

New packages inspection

eggs on a frame, pollen and nectar on upper part of frame
brood - young and older larvae
All beekeepers that have put in new hives need to inspect for queen acceptance. By now there should be larvae and capped brood in many colonies. If it is hard to see the eggs, the larvae is there now and easy to tell if the colony is queen right.