|Elsa||No, but she is queenright||Yes||Completely full, but still refuses to swarm.
Removed 2 bars of nectar and gave them to another colony to ripen
|Austeja||No, I suspect she is queenless. The bees were extremely agitated and runny.
Gave her 2 bars of capped swarm cells from Bubblegum.
|No||Expect queen to emerge June 27. Should be laying by July 7 (+/- 5 days)|
|Hippolyte||June 11, there were new eggs and larvae. Between then and now, they threw a swarm and made more swarm cells. Population has been greatly reduced which is a good thing since they're a lot less b*tchy now.
Cut out all the swarm cells and combined with Bubblegum, who had capped swarm cells.
I couldn't find Bubblegum's queen. Not entirely sure if she swarmed or not.
|No||If they let one of those swarm cells emerge, I can expect a queen to emerge June 27. Should be laying by July 7 (+/- 5 days)|
|Buttercup||Spotted queen.||No||Expecting her to lay by June 22 (+/- 5 days)|
|Peach||Did not see queen. I suspect this one may be queenless as well. Bees were a little runny in this one, too.||No||Expecting her to lay by June 22 (+/- 5 days)|
|Celestia||Did not see queen.||No||Expecting her to lay by June 22 (+/- 5 days)|
Not having eggs in so many hives all at once is nervewracking for me. I can't help but think of a character in that disturbing film Pink Flamingoes -- she's a grown woman who sits around in a baby's playpen all day yelling for eggs. The highlight of her life is a visit from the guy who delivers eggs. At the present moment, I totally get that feeling. "In here, Mr. Eggman! Help! Help! Here I am!" Oh boy. Beekeeping really has made me twisted.