This is really a Queen check but with only 5 frames it becomes an inspection. The big news is that the Virgin Queen is now laying. WooHoo! I didn't expect it but there were eggs in all the usable cells; which weren't many.
|Queen and Eggs|
Whether the plastic nuc helped or not I don't know. There are a few other unknowns to this colony: How does a swarm end up with a Virgin Queen? How come the bees are so listless? Why won't they take syrup? Much doesn't make sense. Maybe I'll figure it out someday. Untill then this is the bees home untill the woodenware is finished.
|Corrugated Plastic Nuc|
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I checked the honey super on Myrina. Surprisingly the bees had finally drawn out the majority of frames. About Time! So the super came out from between the 2 brood boxes and onto the top of the hive. I added the Modified Queen Excluder as well. I didn't see any eggs in the honey frames but I'll check again in a few days to be sure.
Honey At Last!