Tuesday, July 21, 2015
The new queens in both the Swarm and Fish hives are doing their job! We saw larvae and capped brood (pupae) in both! Go girls! Go girls! Go girls! And we saw the Swarm queen, but unfortunately I was too slow to get a photo. But larvae! Pupae!
The Fish hive was stronger, but since the Swarm population was so small, we took two full frames of capped brood (pupae) from two of the new hives to add to the Swarm. Once those hatch out, they'll be nurse bees to the queen's eggs and larvae, then guards, and then in a few days ready to forage and help bulk up the hive's population.