I went into all three bees hives today and I am happy to report all hives are ‘Queen right!’ ‘Queen right,’ refers to the fact there is evidence of having a healthy laying queen in the hive Healthy brood. is evidence of a hive being, ‘Queen Right.’ ‘Brood,’ is a collective term for eggs, larva and pupa in the hive. The photo here was taken and shows drone comb at the bottom of a honey frame. This is the strongest of all my hives and they hive has maintained a full super of honey through the winter so far.
I removed the drone comb from this frame with my hive tool.