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Hives humming along

Bees in a warre hive

We haven't opened either hive to make sure our May split worked.  But photos taken up through the screened bottom point toward our apiary now having two queens.  Both hives also sound right, with a steady hum rather than a discordant, queen-less buzz.

This is the mother hive, where the bees are busy filling up the third box with sourwood honey.  The daughter hive is smaller, but the bees seem to be holding their own.  Anna put the daughter back on sugar water to help the colony bulk up and pack away honey for winter.

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