Oxford Bees

Queen introduction

Queenless?

Submitted by will on Sat, 11/06/2016 - 21:12

I had another look into Hive D to see whether there was a Queen. I didn't see one but I might have missed her. I looked carefully for young but saw only honey and stored pollen.

My bee group have suggested that the swarm might have left their parent colony with a virgin Queen. In that case it could take time for her to mate and produce brood.