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A blog following the beekeepers at the University of Washington.

Friday, June 15, 2012

New Queens Released, More Swarms

On Sunday our new queens were released into two un-queened receiver colonies and they dove right in. They'd been in cages for 3 days, each getting used to the odors of her new realm. In a month the worker bees will begin to take on her characteristics and we hope for the best!
Jerry the Bee Guy keeps supplying us with bees to fortify the existing hives. The 10th swarm so far (including removal jobs) was added to hive 6 later on Sunday. This is an awkward way to build up the bee population but it should work.

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