First look into the mating nucs and . . . .
The graft I did for my overwintered nucs was ready for it's first inspection yesterday. I am happy to say that 9 out of 10 have laying queens!!
They are big beautiful queens with two of them being some of the largest I have ever seen with the exception of one that appears to be a miniature replica of a queen. A pygmy if you will. Be interesting to see what she does. Only has layed about a softball size patch compared to the other 8 which have layed frames wall to wall.
Now to find a queen for the 10th nuc!
Raising Vermont Bees one mistake at a time.
USDA Zone 5A