V. GARBAUSKO BEE FARM
LITHUANIAN HONEY FOR YOU
TYPES OF QUEEN BEES
REPLACING QUEEN BEES
THE ORDERS ARE ACCEPTED AND REGISTERED BY PHONE AND E-MAIL. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE THE QUEEN BEES EARLIER, REGISTER IN ADVANCE.
It's not the first season when a very convenient way of delivery has proved its worth, saving your time and fuel costs.
The queen bees are sent using bus parcel service to those who live in other cities.
The queen bees must be replaced every two years. Then they are the most productive. The amateur beekeepers usually replace their queens when they disappear… In this case the number of honeybees decreases, the remaining bees get old and become the drones or breed a lot of drone larvae. The new queen is hardly accepted or totally rejected. The family gets even smaller and it is almost impossible to save it.
There are a lot of ways to replace the queen bees.
Our way is simple, working and proven. The queen bees are accepted almost 100% and there is no need to make a lot of effort.
Note: When you introduce the new queen, you have to catch the old one. Otherwise, the old one (even if it does not breed or is injured) will eliminate the new one.
Bring the new queen home and hang it between the frames in the beehive. After 24 hours check and break the smallest exit of the rear gate, then after 48 hours break the bigger one. Within 24 hours, the honeybees will eat the honeybee food and will visit the new queen alternately in order to bring it the scent of a new beehive. When you break the bigger exit, leave it, do not interfere and do not open the beehive. Check it after 5-7 days. Then you can see the first eggs. Make sure that the new marked queen is moving.
P.S. If the replacement is not done during the honey season, narrow the hole and feed the honeybees.