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Spring Management – Part 1

John and Jim open an overwintered colony for the first time of the 2012 spring season. Capped worker brood is present. Uncapped queen cells are shown as the colony prepares for early swarming. Decisions are being made about the amount of remaining stores and the condition of the queen.  

Next Lesson: Spring Management – Part 2

Questions:

  1. What are two items to look for when doing an early spring colony evaluation?
  2. Should stores of ________  and _________ be evaluated?
  3. May frames be manipulated during an early spring colony evaluation?