Hi fellow bee keepers. I purchased my flow hive the beginning of this year and all has been going swimmingly. However… The queen decided to leave this morning and took a bunch of followers with her. The swarm is high up in a gum tree which I can’t get to (I live next to a national park).
I did an inspection and the hive is healthy with a lot of capped and uncapped brood. There are also a number of queen cells - a couple are capped with a few uncapped larvae.
The question I have is - should I buy a new queen or let nature take it’s course and allow the queens that are being raised to hatch?
Thanks in advance