Splits and Queens

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by Marbees, May 5, 2013.

  1. Marbees

    Marbees Member

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    From 15 hives that survived, took 11 laying queens 1-1,5 frames of brood, pollen and honey, and moved them to a new location. Other queens were not laying, so I got rid of them.
    Introduced new queens, carnies at the home yard, and italians at Gary's farm.
    New queens were accepted very well, bees were working hard to free them from the cage.
    Dandelions are up, not many bees, as last year at this time, but they were buzzing and looked happy.
    Sprayed all bees with thymolated syrup. Hope for the best.
     
  2. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    Looks good! :thumbsup:
    I have my first batch of queens arriving Wednesday night, and after a week of beautiful weather they are calling for rain Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. :sad:
    Now I have to decide if I make up the nucs Wednesday or wait.
     

  3. Marbees

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    I would do that on Wednesday, maybe even on Tuesday, then just install caged queens on Thursday morning.:cool:
     
  4. blueblood

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    Beautiful sight!