Thursday, May 12, 2011
Prepping for Queens
Tonight Aaron & I made up a starter hive for accepting a frame of queen cells that I will use on Saturday when I go to David Burn's Queen Rearing class at Long Lane Honey Bee Farm. The hive is a five frame nuc with two frames of capped brood, a frame of honey and a frame of pollen. The fifth frame will be the larva that I transfer to the Queen cups at the class. After I picked out my frames, I shook in as many young bees that I could from my existing hives. They will tend to the larva by producing royal jelly and building up the queen cells. I strapped up the hive and brought it home to be taken to the school on Saturday. I hope everything goes well!!!