Category Archives: Queen cells

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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Desperation on display

Queen cups, queen cells and emergency cells EVERYWHERE! Check it out: This is good! They know their mom is gone and they depend on her. This is a big strong hive but it now has very little brood in it. … Continue reading

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Splitting up

According to Heinz, once they start building queen cups, it’s already too late. They are prepping to swarm. So when I saw the first open queen cell today, I decided to make a split on the spot. Unlike previous attempts, … 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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Back in beesness! Update, Update!

Scoop #1: Bees are out and about after a rough winter. The ones who survived are going strong and many hives are stocked with honey, pollen and brood. It’s looking good. Check it out:             Scoop … Continue reading

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