Secret_Gardener/ March 28, 2012/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

This season is incredibly different from last year: it appears the colony is thriving. Not only are there plenty of drones being grown but queen play cells were seen for the first time today. These cells are a sign that the colony is strong enough to swarm (as are the large number of drones), so it looks like that some swarm control measures will have to take place in the following months, today we just destroyed the queen cells and as eggs were definitely see (and so the colony queen right) we can know that the hive is queen-right. Although by the looks of things this was not the right thing and we may be splitting the hive sooner than we expected…

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