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.

More Stories
When it comes to climate change and bees, beekeepers like the two pictured here are on the front lines.

Climate Change and Bees: The Effects of a Changing Planet

Contents: Introduction: Bees and Climate Change Climate Change Leading to Habitat Loss Increasing Temperatures and Habitat Loss Droughts…

Meet The Urban Bee Lab, Best Bees’ Affiliated Nonprofit

 Contents: What is the Urban Bee Lab (UBL)? The Origin Story of the Urban Bee Lab Past UBL…

Scroll to Top