|The poor & lowly Nuc #4|
I put a entrance feeder IN the hive to keep the robing down. I know the flow is on but these bees couldn't defend a drop. The bees haven't touched the syrup. They continue to act strangely all huddled together and barely flying.
They haven't started on the fourth frame yet. I don't know what they're doing on the plasticell frame. Making a mess i guess. Just a weak performance all the way around. And still NO eggs!
Today they got a little break. I purchased one of those plastic nucs. They get a newer, cleaner home and a fifth frame too. Almost like real bees. The plastic nuc isn't great but its a mighty step up from what they have now. They can defend it & control the climate whereas the 10 frame was too big for them. These plastic jobs are stamped out of one piece corrugated plastic. It takes a little to fold it together, the directions are Useless. These are a one shot deals. No adding on or feeders. I think they're more for selling nucs than Making nucs.
|Movin' on up!|
The queen still looks unmated. Her abdomen is not growing any bigger. If there is no change she will be replaced, soon!
|That's the Queen!|