I completed some inspections today on my first two packaged hives and two captured swarm hives. I was excited to see a nice robust queen in each of the swarm hives. I found the queens in the packaged hives too. I discovered the swarm hives have drawn out just as many frames as the packaged bees have in less than half the time. Is this typical? My packaged colonies have been hived since April 3rd and there were some cold nights the first two weeks or so...maybe it slowed them down. I pasted a couple pictures of the queen from the first swarm I caught. Pics are not the best.
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