ZacB wrote:Oh for a queen cell Itsybitsy
All last year (our first) it was oh no a queen cell please don't swarm.
Now we are prepared & have a 2nd hive ready & waiting do you think they will
Brood box full, bursting at the seams, won't go into a drawn out super even after spraying with a sugar solution, they should be eager to leave but will they heck.
Patience is the order of the day i think & a bit more
MrsMopp wrote:Can I ask why you don't like doing the QEx thing? I've been advised to do that too (but haven't). I've been involved in 3 swarms this year. 2 left home again very quickly, and one has stayed to make up into a nice new colony for me.
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