Checked the hive this morning.

I removed the empty queen cage.

There were two large combs on some bars in the middle, but it was joined together where the perpendicular comb off the queen cage had been a few days ago. I bent the comb back straight, separating it from the other comb. These combs are full of nectar/syrup. I did not examine closely enough to tell whether there was pollen or brood.

Bees returning to the hive were packed with a light colored pollen.

The back feeder is about half empty. They’re not using it heavily.

So far I find the bars very easy to manipulate compared to frames.

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