Hive Has Capped Honey!

Time for another peek in the hives!  I was excited to see that one of my hives is storing honey in the upper section of the hive, and that they were very busy in the brood box as well.  One of the last frames I pulled out of the brood box had an interesting comb pattern, but I’m not sure what that means.  I may need to do a little research on that, but I’d love to hear from you if you’ve seen this before or know why they do that.  I didn’t realize while I was shooting the video that I had a really good angle with the camera so the sun would shine through the frames as I hold them in front of the camera.  Cool!  Also notice that you can see honey from the backside of some of the frames (light brown color on opposite side as capped honey).

The other hive (not shown in the video) is still lagging behind and their comb is less consistent.  In some areas it looks like they need a new construction supervisor.  They also aren’t storing honey in the upper part of the hive, but have started some work up there.  Again, more reading I need to do so I know if there’s something I need to do (like re-queen).

If you are interested in starting beekeeping and want to chat about it, or if you are a beekeeping veteran looking to share advice, please be sure to leave a comment below or send an email.  This is a fascinating hobby, and I believe we all would benefit from learning more about bees and how important they are to our food supply.  Have a beeeeautiful day!