Setting up Carniolan Breeding Yard

Tuesday  and Wednesday we began setting up our second breeding yard which is 8 miles from our Russian breeding yard. We began moving in empty triple and double mating Nucs and then  added frames of bees to those Nucs. By end of day Wednesday we had distributed 21 queen cells from their incubator hive. We expect to set out the remaining Carniolan queen cells by end of day Thursday. The virgin Carniolan queens should begin emerging this Saturday and begin mating on Thursday, June 2nd. They will begin laying on Thursday, June 9th.