Kellen Smick thinks this hive has a perfect position, below our plum trees on an East facing slope for morning sun exposure and protection from wind and afternoon heat. He started the new hive with a frame of brood and a frame of honey, a new queen and some bees. They managed to hatch their brood and build a bunch of wax, and start a bunch of new brood. It's thrilling progress. They definitely have plenty of food.
He added another hive next to it that he split when it was on the verge of swarming.
Josh: Founder, father