Beekeeping, Gardening and Quilting in Eastern Wake County, North Carolina

Sunday, May 25, 2008

We Have a Queen - Nuc #1

Yippee - I checked the nucs Sat afternoon and I saw a queen in Nuc #1 - this is the nuc that we put frames that had a couple of queen cells on them. Whatever we did, we did it right!

Nuc #2 - no sign of a queen or queen cells. But they're taking sugar syrup. I had to put a new jar of sugar syrup on Friday. So they're really working hard.
Neither nuc had filled out all the frames.

This is what bees look like when you drop a frame and they want to get back home - didn't seem to bother them a bit. They were a little rattled but went on about their business. No - I didn't get stung. My other hives are good natured - this one seems to be the same.