Sunday, July 17, 2011

Queens...

I checked the queens today that I got from Russells and there's some bad news to report.

Orange Nuc
The Sunkist Cordovan queen didn't make it sadly. I found her dead in her cage along with 4 dead attendants. There were 2 living attendants that I released by letting them crawl out of the corked end. I've contacted Russells to see what my options are.

Blue Nuc
The English Buckfast queen is still in the cage but they are working on the candy and are almost through. The bees seems attentive to her and I'm hoping they will have her out in the next day or so.

Stained Hive
The Carniolan queen was released and I found her in the top super on a half drawn frame. She hasn't started laying yet but I'll give her a few more days before beginning to worry.

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