Saturday, 12 May 2018

"Stone" colony's Q gone?

This colony's Q started laying in the super above the brood box.  I had removed the QX for the winter. When I found all stages of brood in 3 drawn worker comb on that first inspection I moved all the bees into the brood box and offered a prayer to that Great Beemaster in the sky - who turned out not to be listening at the time. Next inspection this is what I found in the super. Not impressed so I paid a visit to their next-door neighbour the "Silver" hive whose Q is laying very well.
 They kindly gifted a lovely comb of eggs and young larvae. Let's see what the "Stone" colony will do with it! The pale patch is larvae.

Bye for now QBzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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