Sierra and Sarah trying to ascertain why the bees in this hive have not built comb in the new box. Sierra Castillo, vice president of the Sonoma County Bee Keepers Association came out to Rancho Pillow today to help us with the bees. My sister Sarah accompanied her during the hive inspection. These hives have had some problems and so Sierra is going to combine them in an attempt to stimulate more reproduction. Sierra is going to help us switch to plastic-free hives, which the bees prefer.