Not really an inspection today as much as a feeding and a quick glance. My strong hive is a survivor from last year. They are doing very well. I didn't treat them for mites very well last year because of lack of experience and they still came through very well. These are Russians crosses I got from fatbeeman last year as a nucleus hive. Lots of bees started hanging out on front today. Not sure if they are just hot (85 today) or if they are just starting to think about swarming. Guess I'll know soon.
My other hive is from a two pound package I put in on 4/19/09. The queen was released on 04/21/09. They have already built out almost two frames of wax to go with the two I gave them. My modified feeder is working well. I'll have to get some pictures up soon.