Long Live the Queen

Wednesday, October 21st 2015

Today our friendly beekeeper Alison came to check on the Bees in the visitor centre, she informed us they are doing well and have a new queen and that there are brood cells in the hive.  

The queen probably hatched about six weeks ago, approximately two weeks after emergence the new virgin queen will have taken one or several  ‘nuptial flights’ to mate with male drones from another colony and once established started laying eggs in the hive. The queen is the longest living of the bees within the colony and may survive three or four years.

We thank Alison and Alistair for their continued support and wish our queen well in keeping our colony thriving.
 


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