June Bees

Guess what?  I did another split!  Up to six colonies now.  One of the hives was getting crowded, and I didn’t have a spare box.  Rather than risk a swarm, I picked two frames with full of covered brood and newly laid cells, and put them in a nuc box.  That induced the making of a queen.  It’s been a week and you’ll see in the pic that they’re raising a queen!  The red circle is the supersedure cell (queen in the making), the green circle is a hatching worker bee.  In a little over a week, if all goes well, there’ll be a new queen hatching.  Cross your fingers.

Raising a new queen with text