More Swarm Traps Deployed – Queen Rearing Failure

2011
03.24

Deployed two swarm traps at Bertils place, and two at secret location of Kcets, and two near HS. Only have 5 traps left to place out of 30.  Found 1 old trap at HS that had been busted open. Looks like the pest of Teenagerus Destructor. Might have to hang higher if in their territory.

 

The first batch of queen cells I put in for rearing on the Bloody Mary hive were destroyed. Looks like I missed a queen cell Bloody Mary had and it hatched first and destroyed mine.  Not laying eggs yet. I started another batch 3-23-11 on the left Lang hive. Hoping for the best.   As a backup, I made 3 splits off of the red hive. I really like those bees, calm and disease resistant. 5.1 mm cell builder.Queen Rearing Early March - Graftless method

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