May 12th – building wax

The bees seem to finally be working on building some wax.  Two of the foundation frames don’t seem to have been touched and they don’t seem to want to deal with the green drone frame.  Other than that, all of the other 16 frames seem to be built out and in use.

Most frames are 30 – 60 percent covered in capped brood or wet larvae.  None of the solid caped coverage that I see on the internet, but good coverage and not spotty. 

I’m thinking that this queen isn’t too productive.  Ordering a new queen to replace her with.  The new queen should be avilable on May 28th.  Ordered a Pol-Line queen from H. T. Krantz in Frederick.

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