It is good to be back where the weather has some variety though the warm ocean, languid trade winds, and beauty make it pretty special. Although there are beekeepers and lots of local honey on the island, I saw only one bee among the millions of blossoms---strange.
Be aware of the possibilities of early swarming-there have been 3 that I know of.
-have you switched upper with lower hive body?
-do you have enough hive body--1 deep and a medium is the minimum?
-should they swarm, are you prepared to hive them?
I will be going into all of my hives today for a general inspection.
-1. Is there lots of brood?
-2.Is the brood pattern full and not spotty?
-3.Do they have plenty of honey or sugar syrup as necessary.
-4.Are they happy and healthy--determined by their smiles.
I want to especially check the progress of the top bar hives. Will let you know how it goes.