Our two new hives are thriving in spite of the rainy cool weather. We started them both with several frames of honey, and they have been bringing in pollen like crazy for the new brood. Pollen is coming in from many sources including epimedium, forget-me-not, and arugula.
Here you can see pollen stores for the larvae, as well as capped brood and new honey. We installed the bees on April 2, so the first batch of babees should be hatching this week. We are running one regular hive and one FLOW hive this year, so stay tuned.
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