Things in the hives seem to be changing at a great rate of knots. There was not one single egg to be seen in any of the five hives this week. Something I never expected to encounter. Thankfully, four of the hives had capped Queen cells in and there may have been a virgin Queen in one of those as well.
However, the good news is that transferring the frame with two Queen cells on last time has resulted in a virgin Queen in that hive, spotted by Pam on her first visit with us! No mean feat considering how small and slim she was, although the classic shape was there. So all is not yet lost….