Monthly Meeting: February 20, 2020
What happened Last Month?
Amy, from the UF Master Beekeeper program, has a podcast:
"2 Bees in a Pod"
Need is bee exhibition/discussion. No selling.
Date: August 15, 2020
Any other announcements?
|1 – 6 queen cells||4 – 20 queen cells|
|Same development stage||Different stages|
|Cells built lower center of comb||Cells built near bottom of comb|
|Colony often weak||Colony populous|
|Worker cells contain eggs.||Eggs absent|
Separate 1 from the other 2:
An old beekeeper had an armchair in his apiary, where he sat to watch his bees during the summer months.
If a swarm issued, he collected the swarm and returned to his chair.
Swarm control but not prevention!
Breaking down queen cells is not a method of swarm control