Dont worry Pete, catching your own doesnt count, it was a nice practical though.
Does anyone think the second lot of bees who settled on the metal fence were part of a mating flight ? particularly as they all flew back in again after 10 or so minutes.
Its really bugging me.
P.S - sorry Jimbo, those that hatched out have been used, the rest werent. I will take a pic of the first virgin who hatched and was introduced to her own hive a week ago, assuming she has been accepted.
could not see the virgin queen when i opened up that hive, i had marked her so should have noticed, i gave them a frame of e/u/s brood, will see what happens this week.
Airing Cupboard Saga continues, as you can see from the pics, a hive i split last week has continued to make QC, so took them all out, and have done my usual, these are considerably larger than my last lot.