The buckwheat is long gone, but they sure enjoyed it while it lasted! The rows would be alive with buzzing in the early morning as they worked it over.
We lost two hives last month. A fond farewell to Queens Beatrice and Isabelle. From looking at the comb, our mentor told us it looks like we had unfertilized queens. Just "drone comb" here. Both of those hives were swarm hives. Sorry to see them go!