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A Queen is born!

I am so excited!! Of the boxes that I have checked, I have 100% of the queens have emerged. I have one more box that contains 2 splits that I need to check.


I purchased a Styrofoam mating nuc and I made a 4 way mating nuc. It contains 4 chambers in one box.


These small "hives" are only used to get the queen mated. There are not enough resources to sustain the hive for any length of time. Then she is transferred to a permanent colony.


The next big step is for her to go on mating flights. There is a percentage that either do not mate successfully or do not return from mating.


Stay tuned!


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