Ziegler Beekeeping and Honey Supply

Queen Cells and Swarms

by Adam Ziegler on 2013-06-07, 3:42 pm

hTBH It seems that the queen I removed to place in Nuc#3 certainly did not return here, as it is loaded with queen cells. Form the observation window I can see at least 12-15. Today is day 5 since the hive was made queenless.

Nuc#3 Hive swarmed today around 10:30am. By the time I arrived home, they bees were starting to collect at the top of a 40' Arborvitae. I climbed about halfway up, but could not get any closer. At 7:00pm, the bees were still there in a tight cluster. I climbed the tree again, and attempted to shake the tree. About half of the cluster dislodged resulting in a rain of falling on me. Only the ones that got stuck in my hair gave me trouble. Will attempt again in the morning.