What makes a great cell building colony.
The first thing I look for in a potential cell building colony while I'm performing Spring inspections is size. When I pop the top, I don't even want to see much frame. It needs to be black with bees. The first thing I think when I see a colony that size that is crowded is, o no, they're going to swarm. That's the perfect colony! Why? Size equals resources. And they're already in the mood to rear queens. When the population approaches that size and the colony is becoming in