Summer splits (part 4)

The nucs are still developing. I inserted a frame of brood and bees from one of the other hives into nuc #3 a week ago to see if this might strengthen it. Looks like it may have worked too well.

The syrup jar on nuc #3 (left) is empty. This nuc has increased its rate of syrup consumption compared to the other nucs. Increased syrup consumption with decreased egg laying may mean this hive is preparing to swarm.

Inside view of nuc #3. Doesn’t look that crowded to me.

Nice brood pattern in nuc #3, but no eggs seen.

Queen cell in nuc #3.

More queen cells in nuc #3. I disrupted the queen cells and stopped feeding this nuc.

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