Update on the bees

It has been a hard spring with all the rain. I’ll update you all on that later. The one shining start through it has been our bees. The three colonies we bought are currently doing wonderfully.

Out if the four splits we made into the queen castle two have produced queens and have been moved to nucs. One of our starter colonies started a swarm cell while we were on vacation so we moved the queen to her own nuc and are waiting for the new queens to hatch.

So at the moment we have 5 hives with queens, four hives with capped queen cups that will hopefully be hatching in the next week, and two that we are waiting to see what they do (one may have a queen on a mating flight and one was just started today).

From 3 to 5 hives in a month and a half isn’t bad!

Aa

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