Ready to go onMyrina got her Medium Honey Super put on today. It was from last year and has drawn out comb on Plasticell foundation. I added spacers to it so now it's a 9-frame supper. All the frames were sprayed with syrup before they went it. Since the frames are drawn I went ahead & put the Queen Excluder on. I will check in a week to see how they're doing. Her bees were defensive as usual.
New Super & New Stand
Mary got another gallon of 1:1 syrup. The first gallon was about gone. I had hoped see would have repaired the damaged comb in Deep Hive Box-2. But no new comb there. Her bees are still very active. She has the earliest flying bees in the yard each morning.
The new colony (Duchess) has a small ant problem. They are getting into the HTF through a gap. All the equipment is new and because of the HTF the bees do not access to the Inner Cover, Vent Box, & T-cover. SO, they can't seal everything with propolis. I flicked out the dead ants. They are not taking the syrup as fast as Mary but they're still taking it. I looked in the new DHB and found frames 5 & 6 were almost all the way drawn out. There was a small piece of bur comb on the top of frame 5 in the first DHB. It was removed.
Frame 6 in DHB2
And since the bees have not sealed all the interior wood there has developed a mold problem on the T-cover. A big green spot of mold above the hole in the Inner Cover.
Wood not sealed by the bees
I put what wax I had left right on top of the mold spot. I didn't have enough to treat the whole T-cover. If the mold gets worse I'll buy some wax and do the all of it.
Bees wax over the mold. Problem solved