Yesterday I worked on my bees, the trip was past due by a few weeks (slap to face), Most hives are doing well, one flew the coup, one very weak, another queenless, gave them both some brood from stronger hives. Added some supers for honey, Tallow starting to bloom.
Today I removed a lot of comb, about 9' worth! I caught three swarms from this same colony in the last month or so, and I did manage to find empty swarm cells.
Remember this? http://picasaweb.google.com/pyxicephalus/March252008/photo#5181859802922789266
They only had about 10,000 bees and I got the queen, she was striped, and hard to spot.
I can't imagine what this thing was like at their full potential, prob quite a beast.
I took lots of pics, so I hope ya'll enjoy them.