Bees – 16/5/21

The new swarm hasn’t absconded and is busy making new comb on 4 frames in a nuc. It’s not monster sized and I am thinking of merging it with our other nucleus colony. That would give us two empty nucs for any other swarms that may come along. The combined colony would be of a good size for honey production. We would need to remove one of the queens which I am happy to buy to replace one of my aged queens who is not laying well.

A super and queen excluder was added to our largest colony.

Will merge the colonies this Wednesday.