i dont know but Ive been told to stay out of a newly hatched queens hive, have heard they will fly on you. Give her time to harden, they will decide which one to keep. Good Luck. G
Yes. I think you're on the right track. If you cut those cells.....you stand the chance of leaving the hive hopelessly queenless.I notice there we actually 3 queen cells left, if I leave all 3 of them don't I run the risk of another swarm?
Probably not........Will she be out on a mating flight if its raining? as it was this afternoon.
Unfortunately that may not mean much in terms of Varroa infestation.The hive is a brand new hive, and a new nuc in them 6 weeks ago,
I'd read that the opposite was true.....that varroa avoided qc....which would make sense as their reproductive success in qc would be zero.Queen cells attract varroa just like drone cells
If that is the case I will inspect the hive tomorrow, if they are present what is my best course of action?Unfortunately that may not mean much in terms of Varroa infestation.
JW....I'm having difficulty deciding which internet myth to believe.So I go with real world observation over the myths floating around the i'net.
or- and the answer was not pretty. Mites are in QC in numbers 3-4-5.