Saturday, May 7, 2011

The Czarina arrives

Post: Bernie: May 4, 2011
Note: To follow our Bee Keeping adventure from beginning to end, choose Setting up the hive from the index at right.

Eric decided that seeing that no eggs were being laid in the comb the safe course was to get another Queen, but the only one that he could get that was close by was a Russian Queen Bee.

I call her the Czarina...

Opening the hive to install the Czarina.

They are making comb but no eggs can be seen.

All set, now let's see what happens.
... and if the Italian Queen Bee is still alive in there there's going to be a cat (oh, I mean) Bee fight (to the death. There can only be one Queen (just ask Mary Queen of Scots if you don't believe me). I'm betting on Regina Italiana.

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