Received a call this evening from someone looking for bulk bees....... And maybe some cells.
The caller has a bee club thing going where people do not want to wait for swarms to arrive and just don't have the bucks to buy packages.
Their plan was to;
1. Buy anywhere from 50 to 100 pounds of bulk bees ( really cheap too may I say)
2. Divide them into a dozen or so top bar hives.
3. Put in a queen cell in each top bar hive and call it a day.
He had read an article by RO in the ABJ and it was going to be as easy as 1,2,3... Or so he thought.
What do you all think is going to happen?
What would you have said was the prospect for having a successful outcome?
I will leave my personal comments for later on this one.... When I can pick myself back up off the floor.