The hive is going like gang busters! We had a weight increase of 4 pounds last week, and 5 pounds this week. They are starting to pack away a lot of capped honey in the deep, and they are filling the outside two frames. Time for a super!!!! Look at that gorgeous growing hive.
In bad news I got stung a few times. I didn’t have the smoker lit well at all, and managed to fumble getting the first frame out. Oops! From now on I need to make sure I always have the smoker going well before I crack open a hive.
For all the Florida heat and trials by sting I am still glad to have bees and look forward to seeing if they have done anything with the new super next week. I updated the bee journal to include the new super weight as well. I measured it empty so any weight reported is purely honey/bees/wax. The empty super weighs 11Lb 12oz.