You're so sweet; must be all the honey!
Bees are funny little buggers. The appearance and activity of my hives seems to change hourly. Often my "weak - or smaller" hive will be up early, and busy as anything while the other hive appears to be sleeping in. Then, come afternoon, they seem about equal in traffic - until one of them takes up with the unnerving orientation dance
. The baby hive has pulled this same act, flying around like anything and acting for all the world like they will fly away!
Maybe they have. I don't know...hope not.
Both hives seem really strong right now, and everyday they are carrying in loads of pollen
and seem to still be heavy with nectar. By the way, how much pollen is too much?
My strong hive has over 5 frames, front and back, FULL of pollen and pollen cake. Seems like a lot...
Thanks for your great energy on the forum.
re: some thoughts may be to take some brood and adhering bees from the stronger hive to give to the weaker hive
. No way, i am afraid to rob brood!!
.....What if i take the queen as well, by accident? And how will THAT hive feel about losing some of their young? What if taking the brood weakens that hive? Now that i know i can include the bees that are on the frame it almost seems doable but for now, sorry, just not there - yet.
Full report after next inspection.