I am in my second year of BeeWalk and last month when I did my walk (30th June) I was really confused because I was sure I seen a couple of queens. How early do we start to see new queens emerge? I was confused because last year was a late spring and I definately didn’t see queens until about August/September time.
I am almost certain they were queens though, a buff tail and perhaps an early too. They were large and had the distinct loud hum of a queen bee.
Would appreciate some clarity from you more experienced bee walkers