Introducing a queen at winters end to an overwintered queenless colony is not as difficult as at other times of the year.
Has anyone any experience of shaking all the bees in front of the hive and allowing the new queen to walk in with them?
just a thought/brain wave...... remove a good queen from another hive , allow that hive to make a queen cell as they have enough nurse bees. then put the good queen in the q less hive????
dont have a pop at me, just a idea?? your thoughts???
im thinking about the lack of nurse bees in the q less hive?
Shake the bees in front of another hive to let them seek sanctuary and bolster that colony.
Lack of numbers alone shouldn't be a death sentence.
One of the benefits of not running a single colony,