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Hope all is well? Haven't heard from you in awhile...

2008-06-13T13:31:00.000-04:00

Hope all is well? Haven't heard from you in awhile.

Regards
Dennis



This is a good question, because it brings up the ...

2007-12-29T16:44:00.000-05:00

This is a good question, because it brings up the special issues faced by bee colonies at this time of year, in this specific place.

First, in late November there may be no new brood around here. Queens radically reduce their laying in the Fall, and by December are probably not laying at all, unless the weather is unseasonably warm. MaryEllen told me that Queens also reduce laying when



Why are drones needed to replace a queen? As long...

2007-12-29T16:18:00.000-05:00

Why are drones needed to replace a queen? As long as the queen laid worker bee eggs within a day or two prior to her demise, isn't that all that is needed for the worker bees to raise up a new queen?