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Nucs- one week after Queens began to lay

posted Jun 8, 2020, 12:12 PM by Helen Mooney   [ updated Jun 8, 2020, 12:12 PM ]
The photograph here was chosen to give beginners a flavour of what they can soon look forward to if they have ordered bees this year.  The queen is not in the frame but there is an egg near the centr and some very young c-shaped larvae being provisioned with brood food by female worker bees that are undertaking nursing duties, which they do before they become wax builders, ripeners of honey or foragers.  All tasks in the hive are age related.

In any case, our nucs will be ready for collection in the coming weeks.  Everyone who has ordered bees has been contacted and we cannot take any more orders until next year.  It will be a challenge for beginners who were not able to access any training this year, so please get in touch with your local association ad they may be able to put you in touch with a beekeeper near you.