Today I went to the Apiary to see what I could see. I was dissapointed that at least two hives had no sign of Queen bees. After careful inspection I could not see any eggs either. No brood, no queen cells, no queen.
It is much too early to order queens for this area, so I am going into some healthy hives in order to pull frames of day old brood and put them in the "queen-less" hives in hopes that they will "pull" a queen cell and give them selves a new queen. If they have not started working on this with in a week or so, I will have to hope for the best till I can order a new queen for the hives.
Below are some pictures of queens, queen cells and brood:
A self-styled agrarian wanna-be, enjoying the goodness of the Lord.