Look carefully and you can see eggs as well as larva. These are the signs the queen made it through the winter.
Lots of burr comb, but not a lot of propolis build up. I think wrapping the hive in tar paper last fall helped them with the drafts.
Gorgeous capped honey
Curious bee checking me out.
The bees are drawing out new comb.
Capped honey and some pollen in the combs.
This year I will be taking some honey from this hive. Will be starting a second hive as well from a purchased nuc. Last year was package bees - I want to see what the difference in production might be.