I just did my latest treatment of powdered sugar and had a weird thing happen. I powdered the hives as normal but as I was going away I heard that queenless hive roar from one of the hives.
I opened the hive and the bees had balled the queen and had just about killed her. I took her out, but she was to too far gone. I put the dead queen back in the hive until I have a replacement queen ready as I do not want to wait until the bees make there own queen this late in the year.
My questions are, has anyone had this happen?
The nex question is on Sucrocide; I believe it is a sugar based product, would spraying with a sugar syrup not have the same effect on varroa?
I am bummed at loosing this queen as she was a strong young queen.
Oh well! :confused:
\"I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree<br />And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made<br />nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey bee<br />and live alone in the bee-loud glade.\"<br />-- WB Yeats