Monday, March 8, 2010

The Queenie

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Saturday's beekeeping class was so much fun. So much info too!
We opened bee boxes to see if we could find the queen bees. Each box has between 8,000-10,000 bees inside. So finding her can be hard for a newbie. You have to look close, she has a bigger body and smaller wings. Can you find her? I'll post a pic tomorrow to see if you were correct. Now I just need to decide what kind of queen to get, Carniolan or Italian? Each has it's own pros and cons. I'm starting off with 2-boxes, so I may do one of each.