June 7, 2023

June 7, 2023

We check in on the fourth graft; another mated queen got into our cell raiser! Outside forces were messing with the space the cell raiser was in and a mated queen got in. We went to visit the apiary; we checked in on all our mating nucs and caught 20 mated queens out of the 25 mating nucs! We take those mated queens back to Best Bees headquarters and put numbers on each of the queens to track them. We are using them as breeding queens; when they get installed into hives, we will note which hives they are going into and pull data on those queens’ performances.

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