Mike Barkley wrote:I'm fairly certain Africanized bees haven't naturalized in the northern states yet. BUT does your supplier overwinter his bees in the south? Some do.
Joylynn Hardesty wrote:Ummm... Only two eggs?
Russians do seem to be overly paranoid that something will happen to their queen. They are constantly building queen cells and deconstructing them before hatching. I decided to bow to their proclivities and let them keep one or two going as they liked.
Joylynn Hardesty wrote:Regarding two eggs... How good is your eyesight? I used to have to take a magnifying glass out there when my vision was near 20/20. Now that I have a (cough) smartphone, (cough) I would video my inspections so I could zoom in real close to verify. Initially, I missed a lot. I have Langstroth hives. They have black comb guides for the brood chamber. This makes it easier to see the egggs. Do you have anything like this available? Or are you going without a guide?