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Late Queen Failure /Drone layer

In October I put mouse guards on one of my Warré hives.  The weather was a warm 18 degC and bees were foraging hard taking in much pollen.  A week later in the late afternoon, of a warm, 17 degC … Continue reading

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Drone Laying Queen or Worker

Two weeks ago a National colony (run as a Warré) was flying well; good activity and pollen collected. Yesterday on a rare fine day, I noticed bee traffic to be heavy with drones – every other bee returning seemed to … Continue reading

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