Re: How long does a laying worker live?
I added eggs in July, not sure what date, and they did not make a queen cell. They did make a queen cell on their own when I asked whether that could be a queen. At the moment the top 2 boxes that I moved out of the apiary are being robbed out. Oddly they seemed to have young and furry workers in them.
Would they fail to cap drones? because those eyes are going purple.
Have set up another hive stand. Will try to get some pictures. it is fairly easy to winter down here as long as they don't lay a bunch of brood late
Stuck in Texas. Learning Permaculture in drought, flood and strange weather. The bees are still alive.