Opening the Sun Hive

A form of health

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Solis–the name of our beautiful sun hive, has swarmed 4 times already this Spring.  Hive forms like the Sun Hive promote reproduction and health through the round form, which allows the bees to keep their warmth, hive scent, and brood nest exactly as they would like it.

Nevertheless, we were worried about Solis last week due to her small amount of flight bees (what is normal after 4 swarms, but still…we worry) and decided to open up and take a look.

To our delight, we began pulling the frames out and saw an absolutely beautiful brood nest and a wonderful new queen!  It was such a joy to see how a round hive organizes itself, and how well they rebound in good health after reproducing into so many strong and vibrant swarms.

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