Quote Originally Posted by Oldtimer View Post
It's been fun, and interesting, but to run a whole outfit at 4.9 would be pretty time consuming, at least where I am, with the bees we have.
Time consuming, of course. Unless you flood your area with bees that come out of this 4.9 cell how can you expect the 4.9 cells will remain? It shouldn't take more than 150 years, maybe only a 100.
Please tell me why you want these bees and what behavior characteristics you are willing to live with.