Re: Queen rearing ducks in a row
Thx for your replies, sorry I was distracted.
Shortly after this thread I seem to have lost all but two hives. My aspirations for QR is contingent upon the funds to repopulate. I am talking with someone who is contemplating selling his 16 hives. I have been reading & re-reading this forum, QR Essentials, contemporary QR. I ordered Bro. Adams bk. hope to make a splash this summer.
2/17-2/18 62 degrees. had great weather here. Nasty returned with a vengeance today!
I checked my two hives, still have good stores and bees. One lost hive had no bees, & 60-70lbs of honey[?*?*] that I topped the swarm colony that I caught. The other hive was a colony(M.J. Eaton nuc) that requeened itself in June.
Thanx Michael Palmer for the intro of your friend. I hope to learn from him your craftiness.
My too short term relationship (2yrs) with my friend & mentor ended shockingly, he went to FL and unexpectedly died (73 yrs old). I am still in shock. I thought he would live to be a hundred.
Q1. When do drones start flying? (W.Fingerlakes NY)what to watch for?
Q2. How/Where do you get royal jelly to prime cell cups? any info how to collect/store?
Q3. What do I need to know about drones for QR purposes?
Q4. Pros & cons to pollen patties & your favorite recipe; why?
Rmns 1:16/Prv.3:5,6/ Beegan BK May 09/ Zone 5b
I have NOT failed. I have only found many many ways that do not work!