News Item: Garden nucs
(Category: Our bees)
Posted by sally
Friday 28 June 2013 - 22:51:21

David checked on the nucs in the garden yesterday and it seems that G2 - the one raising a queen, is still waiting for her to get started.  He saw no sign of a queen and the comb was very dark so nigh on impossible to see eggs. They are OK for stores though so we'll check again in a couple of weeks.

The other nuc, G3, was created with a queen from Green Lane and he saw her plus three frames of brood with eggs.  There didn't seem to be any open brood though. However, this was a 2010 queen and we wondered if they would replace her and David's description of her seemed different to the one we recorded back in May last year. So, they may have superceded. A little light on stores so David fed another box of cappings today.


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