Category Archives: Queens

Hive observation

I thought some might find the following hive story interesting. This is about a 3 year old hive (no treatment) which suffered terrible varroasis last year, deformed wing virus (sick bees all over the ground), nosema at the start of … 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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