I had a detailed peak into the hive this morning.
2 things of note
- It was really really light to lift
- there was a layer of “sludge” on the floor of the hive – which I cleared
there were lots of bees – so I think the colony is still pretty healthy. Couldn’t see any deformed wings etc
does this all sound “normal” ?
also – at what point in the season would you expect to take some honey ?
appreciate the advice as ever. Jonny