Now the activity really starts hopping. The nectar and pollen should begin to come into the hive thick and fast. The queen will be reaching her greatest rate of egg laying. The hive should be bursting with activity
If you use a queen excluder now would be the time to do that, and place honey supers on top of the top deep. Watch out for swarming. Inspect the hive weekly. Attend bee club meetings and workshops.
- Bees are growing rapidly getting ready for the nectar flow.
- Be prepared to add additional hive bodies if necessary when 80% frames are capped.
Estimate 4-5 hours