- Mar 11, 2021
- Reaction score
- Glossop, North Derbyshire
- Hive Type
- Number of Hives
- 4 to 12!
Sounds like a good result, I'd just leave them alone for a couple of weeks.We found the feisty queen and marked her, put her in a clip between frames until new queen arrived. Putting the new queen in was nasty as they were very aggressive but two stings later she was inserted between frames and the old queen squished, that wasnt a nice thing to do. Three days later, delayed by bad weather, there was no sign the bees were attacking her. I struggled to get the tabs off as I was nervous of them and shaking so much but they seemed calmer already. Now to wait until friday to check for supercedure.
I wore a forensic style paper suit under my bee suit as extra layer of protection. Any opinions on if it would work/help? Apart from being incredibly hot! Bee stings hurt but its the 3 days of incessant itching that Id like to avoid.
Itch reaction may get less as you get stung more. 2 stings is a normal inspection for me, usually trapping a bee between fingers, but I usually work gloveless.