Re: Raising queens
How many queens do you need? I did one of Mr. Bush s suggestions last spring. I had a really strong queen in one of my top bars, I took her and a couple of other bars, and placed them in a nuc. The bees left in the main hive proceeded to raise about 9 really nice queen cells. I cut out the cells and put some in my Lang hives, and others in some top bars. All but one made it back from the mating flights. Of course this won t work if you want a bunch of queens.
16 y, 30 hives ULBN, treat when needed.