We had extracted honey earlier and I was putting the empty frames back on the hive. These frames had a lot of leftover honey on them. Right now we're in a dearth, it hasn't rained much in several months. In other words it's dry and there is not much to eat.
I could have been faster with the whole operation, 20/20 hindsight you know but in total I took less than 3 minutes. I was arranging the frames in the top when I looked down and saw that I had a problem.
This is what I saw...
You can see Go big, or go home. here. That was the biggest cutout I've done to date and its now a strong 30 Frame Deep hive! With 20+ year old acclimated genetics. The lady that lives in the cutout house says, "that colony has been in the roof and active for over twenty years."
I'm betting that I know what some of you are thinking right now "Hmm..., how can I get one of those Queens?"
You can find me here @meanbees
Yes, that green hive with the hole in it is the one I used for my avatar photo.
Give me a follow, @meanbees I'll have more soon.
And thanks for the upvote.. You rock!