Re: Splitting the hive up completely into new nucleus colonies
Amk, I hate to punch a gigantic hole in your 2000 bees per day theory, BUT... Do you honestly believe that a two frame nuc is capable of caring for and feeding your hypothetical 28K bees? Whether a newly emerged virgin, or a mated and laying queen, the number of nurse bees in the hive is the limiting factor. At most he is likey to have around 4000 total bees per nuc. The queen will adjust her laying accordingly.
Last edited by JWPalmer; 03-13-2020 at 05:39 PM.
Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.