Queen Rearing

April 17, 2017

10:00 am

Checked on G3, two (2) queens hatched. Set up queen castle with (2) frames of brood, nectar, and pollen each for two sections of a 4-section queen castle. Closed entrance of each until 4-18-17. Fed each with sugar water, added 2nd deep, plus added a migratory top.

1:00 pm

Collected 5 pounds of bees from cell finisher #2 and placed them in swarm cell box. Removed frame of sealed and open larva from hive #21. Grafted 30 larva and placed in cell swarm box, along with wet sponge, pollen patty, and sugar water. Placed under shed in cool spot.