|I think this was an accidental photo, but I like it.|
Sorry for that informational detour; back to the inspection. Each hive has comb on 5-6 bars, and there is festooning happening on an additional 3-4 bars in each hive. The comb is just lovely -- straight and white. Hippolyte did have a little bit of cross-comb, but that was easily remedied. I tried barely cutting into it and mooshing it into position on the bar. It didn't really want to stick, though, so I removed it.
I'm so delighted to be back in "bee-siness."