Tom Theobald and Laura Tyler chat about honey production. Tom describes two-queen beekeeping. Laura asks if two-queen beekeeping is practical with today’s bees.
“The beeyards look like city skyscrapers viewed from afar, like downtown Denver coming in form the north on I-25. Hardly noticeable in March as they sat nestled on the prairie, or tucked in beside a stream, each colony is now as high as my head, and the beeyards stand out clearly in the distance. The booming two-queen colonies require ample super room to prevent swarming and contain their large population, and a two-queen yard supered up for summer is a dramatic sight. When the flows begin even more supers will go on, until I can just reach the top with outstretched arms . . .”
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