Mother & Daughter in Nuc

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Jacobs
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Mother & Daughter in Nuc

Post by Jacobs » Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:34 pm

The queen I had in an observation hive on National Honey Bee Day also had a capped queen cell on the visible frame. I left a frame with a capped queen cell with the remaining bees at the house when I loaded these into the observation hive. Today I went into this nuc to see what happened since the queen cells had time to finish up. I saw an unmarked queen that appears to be mated and on another frame, spotted the marked queen that has had a stiff leg ever since I brought her home from Bill Hurd's re-queening efforts. I marked the unmarked queen, and put the nuc back together. I am hoping that weather will cooperate so that I can go into this nuc for a Friday morning bee presentation. I would LOVE to be able to have both marked queens on the visible frame for folks to see.

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Re: Mother & Daughter in Nuc

Post by Jacobs » Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:45 pm

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The daughter is the lighter queen, the mother is darker and just below the daughter. They were on the same frame when I opened the nuc and all I had to do was wait for them to get closer to get this picture.

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