Monthly Archives: May 2015
The bees are bringing in huge amounts of pollen from the Hawthorn at the moment.
Put 18 cells in the incubator today. The queens in these are due to emerge in 4 days time on Thursday.
The first small batch of queens are now in Apideas. 9/9 emerged.
The first queen from the grafts on 1st May has emerged in the incubator half a day early.
The queens from the first grafts carried out on 1st May should be emerging on Wednesday 13th May. The cells will be placed into Apideas with a cupful of bees tomorrow 12th May. Mating flights should take place from about … Continue reading
I like to give mu colonies the chance to make natural comb so that they can decide the cell size and the number of drones they want.
Queenrearing can get underway when the drone rearing colonies have lots of these: