Jackam: I am assuming the cross bar from the frame is the bottom bar? I would like to be able to see the top of that frame, and I hope I am wrong for you, but that sure looks like it is all brood to me! Capped honey is usually white, with little squiggly lines of wax on the cappings. Look at the frame underneath that is still in the box....It looks like capped honey on the top 1/3rd of the frame, and brood on the balance. As I said, I hope I am wrong...but it looks like the queen is spending plenty of time up there!!!
These frames are from my second deep brood box. When I looked today and saw the cappings, I did not see the half moon pattern that I read about so often. I figured there was no brood and it was all honey! (I wanted it to be honey for the bees Winter stores!)
If this is brood, I feel a lot better than if it was just solid honey. This was a package installed in Mid-May.
So tomorrow I'll put on the next two mediums, possibly with a queen excluder on the very top medium.
Sound good so far?
And I still stand by this:
I swear, there is nothing in this world that makes you feel dumb as trying to raise honeybees!