Is this one of the £50 Nucs ?
the top photo is one of the frames that they came on, the wax is pretty black and I intend on working it out and replacing it with new eventually, the bottom is a brand new frame that they have drawn out in the last 2 weeks.They look like nice clean bees and on new looking frames too.
absolutely, the brood is covering 5 frames like this, the population is going to jump up when they emergeNice looking dark bees and a good brood pattern with very few gaps. Are those UK mongrels? The wax on that top frame doesn't look too dirty to me.
I cant remember 100% to be perfectly honest but in the top right hand corner you can see eggs in a couple of the cells.Is that all open brood below the stores ?
That's pollen. The frame in question looks like a honey frame which had winter stores which the bees have been uncapping. All perfectly normal. There may or may not be eggs there but I can't see any. There is probably a little patch of brood under the group of bees. I think you can just see at the bottom of the frame.is that pollen? If its brood it looks like sunken cappings to me