Friday, May 3, 2013

Dothraki Hive: Queen Cells!

YES! The girls have built four queen cells on the frame that I transplanted from the Wildling hive! It looks like they'll soon be queenright. It takes 14 days for a queen to develop, from egg to virgin queen. If I remember correctly then it's between days 15 and 17 that she goes on her maiden flight, mating with local drones. Then she'll begin laying eggs either that day or the following day. Disaster averted!