Sunday, April 14, 2013

Eye off the ball!

Lovely weather here today! So I managed to get to look at the garden bees. And I got another surprise!

One hive (the one that came through the winter) has 2 capped Queen Cells in it! So I think the hive has swarmed - already - Queen Cells and fewer bees in it than I might have expected!

Oh well! I'll let these cells develop and see what happens. Can't help thinking I took my eye off the ball somewhat with this hive.

The other hive is in good shape. Saw the Queen in the top brood box and so did a reversal. With luck this might deal with any urge they have to swarm!

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