Beekeeping – Marking a queen

Today, the Liss beekeeping club went to expect the hives up in our nature area. We had bad news last week when the swarm that we collected absconded after three days, so we are back to two colonies of bees. Our job in the first colony was to locate the queen and to mark her. We found the queen quite easily and Mr Stanley put her in a special plastic cage where she could be marked with a bright green pen.

In the second colony there are a few queen cells, but we couldn’t find a queen as yet, so we will inspect again next week. We would like to ask our friends in Kafuro how their colonies of bees are keeping?

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