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Queen Bees 2016

by Bryan Castro Owner/Operator

The bees were hit hard by the cold winter this year, so queens are starting a little late. We will be making our first grafts tomorrow, so our first batch of queen bees should be mated and available around 3/15/16.

Queen Rearing - Week 3

by Bryan Castro Owner/Operator

Our queens are emerging and looking healthy! We sold our entire stock of queen cups along with all virgin queens in the yard.

Queen Rearing - Week 2

by Bryan Castro Owner/Operator

Compete success. I roughly 38/45 of our grafts were accepted. They will mostly all be put into hives directly, so we...

Queen Rearing - Attempt #2

by Bryan Castro Owner/Operator

A little better. Roughly 10/90 queen cups survived our brutal grafting phase. I spoke to a friend who grafts on rare occasion and...

Queen Rearing Attempt #1

by Bryan Castro Owner/Operator

Week 1: Our first attempt was a complete failure. On our second day check we found one active queen cup. We are going to try changing all our methods and try again.