Got 5 hives three of which were purchased as nucs,complete with Carnolian Queens, however due to supersedure etc these are probably "Mongrels" from the local drone population by now, the other two hives are captured swarms (Mine) re-hived and allowed to carry on as nature intended
I must point out at this stage that i am a relatively "hands-off" beekeeper, you could say lazy, i believe that the natural world knows best, and sometimes it is better to leave well alone, obviously i will intervene if i think there is a problem ie disease, swarm capture, feeding due to shortages etc etc
I have one hive that i have only inspected once, possibly twice in two years and apart from taking a little honey for my personal use, this hive thrives.
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