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Death of Mokoroa

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Our NUC experiment was a failure; the Bee’s were not able to create a new Queen. I suspect because the brood we gave then was over a week old.

The hive does have some activity but there is no new brood in the hive, so the existing worker and flying bee will eventually die without a queen.

Opened up the hive today and discovered that all the food that we supplied to get them started has all been eaten now. So its days are numbered, very sad but we did learn something.

Gary Fawcett

Gary enjoys designing new kiwimana products which we sell through our on-line shop.He is passionate about saving the Bees and encouraging urban beekeeping.Gary loves to write about issues that affect the Bees and our environment.He is also into tramping/walking in the beautiful New Zealand bush.
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