I was checkinig the swarm that I hived a few weeks ago, and I stumbled upon the queen. They seem to be doing very well.
I am a little concerned about the queen becoming honey-bound. I have attached a picture. I just got lucky, because I was not looking for her. I was looking for eggs, or brood. Most frames seemed to hold nectar. I found one frame, out of the 8 or 9 drawn in the upper box, that had eggs. I know that the other box has some brood, but it wasn't capped yet last week. Since so many frames are full of nectar or pollen, and so few have eggs (maybe 4 or 5 out of both boxes), should I be concerned?
Should I pull those nectar-filled frames into another box, and replace them with empty frames? Seems like the logical thing to do. I haven't used foundation, but I have some if need be. I have been letting them draw out the way they want. They've drawn about 6-8 frames of new comb within the last week or two. They just keep filling it with nectar. Obviously, that is not a bad thing, but she needs room, right?
Anyway, here is my lucky snap....