Went in this afternoon to see how Rosemary is doing. Turns out, she’s doing pretty great.
And the drones have started to drone around. Found some drone brood, but a LOT of hatched drones tromping about.
We also saw all the usual things we like to look for this time of year: open brood, closed brood, eggs, room for expansion, new wax being drawn. Some of that new wax was drawn messy and out of place. Chalk it up to excess enthusiasm.
Did I mention EGGS!
This hive is so strong I will probably be going in to inspect at least every two weeks, just to watch for any hint they might get crowded and want to swarm. So watch this space for updates!