I’ve recently lost a queen from a Varroa infestation. I managed to treat the Varroa infestation successfully with oxalic acid smoking. I smoked all my three colonies despite only one was infested.
Three weeks down the track, the one that was infested had the queen missing. So I took a frame full of eggs and larvae and capped brood from its neighbouring colony. It then produced a new queen. She was small. After about three weeks, the queen went missing for a while. Got me worried, but eventually she came back with better looking abdomen, ready to lay some eggs. A week down the timeline, she did last eggs, not a lot though.
So it’s been about the months since the Varroa treatment, to new queen laying eggs, but here’s the situation now. I see a lot of eggs dropped in the bottom inspection tray.
There were a lot more eggs dropped last week.
It’s this a sign that the queen is not really performing?
By now she would be about less than 2 months old.
It’s rainy almost everyday here in the equator, but there are lots of trees with flowers blooming.