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 :shock:. 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!