The Making of Queen Bees

An amateur apiarist can revitalize queenless colonies, or successfully divide strong ones, if the beekeeper understands the making of queen bees.



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The author moved his surviving queen an four frames into an empty hive and let the remaining workers groom a new group of prospective queen bees.   
PHOTO: MERRILL SCHULZ
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One- to three-day-old larvae that could develop into a new queen look something like this. 
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Within ten days, the bees had created eight queen bee cells.
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