Monday, May 6, 2013

Queen Laying in Cold Weather

"With the weather the way it is, our queens may still be in winter mode.  Once the daily high does not exceed 40 degrees the bees neither feed well nor have brooding activity.  This is typical of Fall behavior.  I would suspect that this week we should see activity out of the queens.  A good portion of my wintered over colonies are still in winter mode with the proven queens well behind in their brood raising.  It may well be the best bet to wait a couple of days into the better weather pattern that has just started and see if there are eggs being laid before replacing the queen."

In any event, Dawn Cogan should have some queens.  374-8984 

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