- Dec 31, 2020
- Reaction score
- South Derbyshire
- Hive Type
- Number of Hives
Not really, but I think a flow has just come on, they seem to be very very busy right now and plenty of frames dripped as a turned them. Overall it is very surprising, earliest swarm like behaviour I've ever seen by a month or so.Heavens.
Has the weather been good in Derbyshire?
A charged queen cup is a queen cell btw
But this is the largest colony I've ever had, they seem to have comes through the winter with huge numbers and currently there must have been 10 maybe 11 frames of brood in there and the double brood is packed with bees from top to bottom.
I had a little panic and knocked them back, I think I shall have to go back in early next week and double check. If they are genuinely preparing to swarm I'm not sure what to do, normally I'd nuc the queen and leave the colony requeen, but at this time of the year I can't see a successful mating.