Re: questions for Altanta Beekeepers
I assume at the time of the split this hive was left queenless but had eggs…right?
If so, after the split, did you check to see if they made queen cells?
Consider it this way. On day one you had a queenless…eggright hive. 16 +/- 2 days before a new queen emerges. Figure another 7 days for her to mature. Another 7 days worth of mating flights….altogether about 30 days before she even lays the first egg.
It sounds like you still have some capped brood from the original queen. That would mean that the split was done less than 21 days ago.
I'm thinkin' so SallyD....
Originally Posted by SallyD
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