Overview of aims of the Group: Queen Rearing will only be carried out using IOW mongrel stock, members will be encouraged to keep records of all their own stock, using only those considered to be worthy of passing on their bloodlines. At present no drone rearing is possible due to the variety of both beekeepers and imported stock. Hopefully this can be improved as the group increases in members and stock
Specific short-term targets: Well mannered calm bees – low swarming – good foragers – non followers.
With a little tuition it is hoped the group will grow in confidence and ability. All queens will be marked prior to caging and perhaps clipped if the recipient agrees