and I thought of a couple questions.. . actually, I thought of about a 100 questions, but i'll save those for when I have time to gather my thoughts!
1. Is there any way to remove propolis from your fingers?
2. Can you melt down old dark comb for wax when you change it out?
3. I saw a handfull of bees with what looked like k-wing. I'm pretty committed to non-treatment this year, so the question is kinda mute, but how many is too many? and is there any non-chemical treatment? (I'm probably gonna leave them and see if they will overcome, they've made it through 2 winters and varoa so I'm hopeful if not confident.)
Other than that they look perfect! Saw the queen, eggs, brood (less than I'd hoped for but a good amount of eggs I think). They had HEAPS of honey left so I stole 1 medium frame
. They still have 2-3 deep frames and the same in mediums and 10 deeps 1/4 full of old capped honey and 1/2 full of uncapped nectar). I'm pretty sure something is flowing and the big flow should only be about 2 weeks away. (Was that bad do you think? It was in wonky comb that I wanted to remove before it got really ugly.)
Anyway. Pretty happy with what I saw and feel pretty good that I knew what to do and to look for and stuff. Can't say enough thanks to you all for my education ('specially iddee- I was gonna call, and then figured I had to start making my own decisions sometime. Fingers crossed they were the right ones!)
Thanks for any and all comments!