Let me describe my situation. My hive coming out of winter was: (10 frame equip.) Solid BB, Deep & med.
I haven't been able to do inspection due to weather & my schedule. Yesterday was 70 & no wind, but cloudy so I decided to get the hive on new SBB. My plan was to transfer to SBB in same order. When I broke it down, I noticed 2 things.
1) I have alot more bees than I thought, YAHOO!!
2) The Med. was heavier than the deep.
So I went ahead and reversed. Was that the right thing to do?
The old BB was covered with a solid mass of bees, so I set it in front of new set up so they could walk in. It worked.
There was still alot of activity at 7:00 PM so I suited back up to get the old BB. 2nd yr. beek, still chicken!
I noticed bees using old BB for landing & walking into new. I almost hyper ventilated when one landed that looked like a queen. I've never seen a queen in person before, but her abdomine was about twice as long as others and she looked like all pics I've seen. She walked right in like she new where she was going. A laying queen would not be flying, correct? Should I be expecting a swarm? Should I do a split?
Help! I'm excited & also a little worried! I did put on a new deep of Waxed Rite-Cell Foundation from Mannlake on 4/18 and have been feeding 1:1. They are drawing new comb. Should I do anything else, or just let the girls do their thing?
Your thoughts and opinions are greatly respected and appreciated!! Thanks a bunch!