Battersea hive and the drone laying queen

After yesterday’s inspection from the lovely man from the Central Science Laboratory it was discovered we had a drone laying queen in the WBC hive therefore the colony was on it way to certain death. Gladly though I had a nuc with a small colony of bees that I had recovered from a secondary swarm a few weeks earlier and was therefore able to use to give new life to the failing WBC hive.

To combine the two hives I took all the contents of the nuc including the queen and placed them into a super on top of the brood box of the WBC separated by a sheet of newspaper. nike air huarache (I had previously taken out the drone laying queen). Mochilas Fjallraven Kanken Mini Overnight the queens pheremone will spread throughout the combined colonies and hopefully the inhabitants will then happily live side by side. Basket nike 2018 The bees will tear away the paper until the workers are free to move between the two sets of frames.

This morning I had a look at the entrance and everything seemed to be normal. nike air max 2014 No fighting or dead bees.

Tomorrow I will find the queen and put her in the downstairs brood box and give them a feed. Mochilas Kanken Classic Hopefully there is enough time for the colony to expand in numbers before the autumn.

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