I figured I could keep back a weeks worth of collected Pollen and give it to the NUC and Sapphire to help them along.
That way I would be sure it is "safe"
I want to enter a small amount of Honey - Just for fun - in our local Show - and if need be feed it to the NUC or to Sapphire but will not take any for me - it is all theirs this year.
We did Uniting hives last week and I plan uniting the bees into Sapphires Hive if I don't end up with a laying Queen.
If I do end up with a Queen laying I was thinking of stacking the new Queen over either Sapphire or Emerald so they can benefit from the shared warmth for winter but separated by a clear perforated cover and putting a second entrance only for Azure and crew using the Snelgrove board.
I checked the girls tonight - Emerald has already strengthened her brood numbers, all the Starter strips I put in - 4 - are all drawn out - she is an absolute star!!!
@dangerous - I'm a hands on sorta gal - being a Chef, Teacher, Carer and proactive I find it hard to sit on my hands on the sidelines.
I don't do half measures. I want to do the right thing by my bees, I'm learning and reading all the time - I have quite a bit of time on my hands until September.
All comments welcome