Sunday, March 18, 2012

Queen Cells on 3/15/2012

I inspected Hive #5 and #6 (Lanai & Hawaii).  Lanai, has their originial queen.  A deep and a medium, with lots of eggs.  Numbers are light to moderate but appeared to have enough bees to remain healthy and strong.
#6 Has VERY strong numbers.  They are already bearding in the evening.  I put an empty medium on top of the deep to give them more space.  There is no queen, but I found 4 small queen cells.  Probably 3 days old.  The nurse bees were tending to each one.  The ones I found were on the bottom of frame # 5 (from left to right), on the bottom rear corner. 

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