Bryan's Bees

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.  Lyndsay's has had almost as much luck with her grafts as I did with mine.  We are officially in the queen rearing business!

We are having some minor struggles with the mating nucs.  The lids are difficult to keep on the hives with the local winds, and the bees are difficult to convince to stay in the mating nucs.  One challenge at a time.