The spring beekeeping tasks are at hand. Two of the three hives needed to be rejuvenated this spring. So two hives have new queens.
The new queens were put in the hives in mid-late April and now it’s time to check on how the hive is doing. The smoker is ready in anticipation of opening the hive.
They are all off to a good start – with more brood cells and great hive activity – so the queens stuck around and are laying eggs.