Finally we have got two hives who seem to be surviving. We did a quick spring inspection and it seems we’ve no been good bee parents.
This is what we found
This is what we were looking for
One of the reasons hives need fairly regular inspections is to make sure they build their comb on the bars. This means you can lift each one up and inspect it for brood (growing babies), nectar, pollen and many other things I won’t bore you all with.
We found that one of our hives was almost full, so we pulled a few bars, broke them up
and strained them
Our first harvest. Pretty cool.