Checked on the bee hive this morning. Looks like the bottom brood box is completely filled and bees have started to build a wax comb on top of the inner lid… Yikes, I guess we waited just a tad too long. Added a second brood box.
We also checked for mites on the sticky bottom grid sheet. There is a lot of debris but no identifiable parasites – looking for Varroa destructor mites specifically. So far so good.