Mark The Date Of Swarms On The Hive

Should you have so many stocks that you cannot remember the date of

each swarm without difficulty, it is a good plan to mark the date on

one side or corner of the hive, as it issues. You can then tell at once

where to look for a cell when wanted.

It will sometimes happen that a queen may be lost at the extreme end of

the swarming season, when no other stock contains such cells. I then

look around for the poorest stock or swarm that I have on hand, one

that I can afford to sacrifice, if it possesses a queen, to save the

one that has sustained this loss; this is not often the case, but is

sometimes. I have a few times put just bees enough with the queen to

keep her in a box, and kept them for this purpose, as was mentioned in

the last chapter. When introduced, the bees are generally killed, but

the queen is preserved.

Manner Of Working Wax May Always Be Heard Before And After Swarm facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail