What a relief! During Trevor’s hive inspection of Beehive #1, he found the new queen. Remember our post early last month about Beehive #1’s loss of their queen? Well, Trevor took a frame from our newly acquired Beehive #2 that had brood (bee larvae) on it and put it in Beehive #1 hoping that the queen-less hive would create one from the provided brood. It’s called “supersedure”.
And guess what? Success!
We were so excited when Trevor opened up Beehive #1 this afternoon and found perfectly formed, c-shaped larvae, varroa mite free. Not only that, but he also found the new queen! Technically the queen of Beehive #1 is the daughter of the queen of Beehive #2.