This Nuc's ability to draw comb is quite good. The bees seem preoccupied with making comb since I'm always scraping extra off the inner cover. I don't doubt she'll have the new box nearly all drawn out by July. Which will give her a double Deeps worth of bees going into Winter.
If she's going to be a full hive she needs a name. We found out that in Greek, honey bee is 'Melissa'. So that's her new name now. Her parent hive belongs to the Neighbor. It's name is Beatrix, after the 20th century queen. The neighbor also made a split from the parent hive at the same time. It also has become a full hive. Lots of good genetics there indeed.
|Melissa - formerly Nuc #3|
The year is just moving right along...