Tuesday, August 30, 2016

May 3, 2016: Splits, part 2


Bee Update, part 2: Yesterday we went out and moved the frames with the queen cells out of the top box and into two nuc boxes, being careful to get a few queen cells into each box along with some frames of brood and pollen and honey. There were many many nurse bees on the brood frames, who went along for the ride and will help the new queens emerge.

A brutal fact: whichever queen hatches first from among the 3-4 queen cells in these boxes will systematically go through the rest of the cells and kill her competitors. If two queens are born simultaneously, they will fight to the death. QUEENS, am I right?

No comments:

Post a Comment