We Grafted our 1st Russian Bee Queen Cells

Tuesday was an exciting day. We grafted our first Queen cells of the season.
We had already set up a cell builder colony and closed off the top to
produce a queenless swarm condition. The artificial queen cells had been
polished by the bees, and our selected Russian Breeder Queen has been laying
well. We chose frames of brood which contain eggs laid 4 days ago.  We will
confirm the number of cells accepted by the bees on Wednesday.

 

 

 

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