It is a beautiful day up here in New England. Temps in the 70s, the sun is shining. . . and it's time for my second hive inspection:thumbsup: While one hive is definitely stronger than the other; both hives seem to be doing well. I did see quite a few ticks on the 1st hive. We certainly have our fair share of ticks around here. Are they drawn to hives? The first hive hasn't drawn out 8 frames yet. More like 6.5 or so But one I got in a frame or two I could see eggs, larve, and capped comb! I'm not sure if I should have, but I gave one of the frames a quick shake to see what the pattern looked like. I found the queen in both hives too Still no stings although I'm sure they're coming my way at some point.