Category Archives: Life cycle

Waiting for the Queen

Have you ever had to wait a really long time for the queen to emerge? and then wait even longer for her to reproduce? The waiting game is REAL. What takes her so long? a few days = to mature … Continue reading

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Raising a new Queen (part 2/3)

Today we checked to see if thy royalty or royalties have revealed themself(ves). Our experiment: We had a queenless nuc with three queen cells, two of which we left and one that we cut out and stuck in an isolated box … Continue reading

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Raising a new Queen (part 1/3)

This week it will be my first time to raise a queen. It’s a process that will take several steps and checks. And, it will also be a bit of an experiment for us so at this point in time, … Continue reading

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