Okay, I'm new, my first hive. And confused. Partly since I wouldn't
know a nectar flow if it ran down my neck. The bees are coming home
with pollen in their pockets, does that mean there's nectar somewhere?
I had 2 regular hive bodys and two supers (plastic foundation). I just
removed one super of honey (actually 7 frames from the super that
had the excluder - 3 didn't have honey although some had a little
comb drawn; and 3 frames that looked like all honey from the lower
The bees were annoyed, so I didn't carefully examine the entire hive,
but it looks on the full side. There were a number of sticking-out cells
low on frames - not peanut shaped, but sticking out 1/4". Swarm cells?
Am I at risk of swarming this time of year? Or are these drone cells?
I could put an empty super back on to give them more space. Should
I harvest more honey? Do a split?