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Beekeeping Bees Hive Maintainance

First Week of April~Update on the Beehives

A fellow beekeeper’s hive with a healthy brood pattern
(center of frame-each cell filled with a new baby bee waiting to emerge)

As you read in my last post a few weeks ago, both beehives survived the winter and both underwent a bit of spring maintenance.  Today, it was sixty degrees outside and the sun was shining brilliantly in the sky.  Both hive entrances were bustling with activity.  It was time to do the first spring hive inspection.