This begs the question: How many stings does it take to build up immunity?
The study concluded that the immunity wears off in the winter and so the cycle is repeated each year.
So now I can make three easy splits – one of which I will be taking to my home in town. This will be my breeder stock. Having a hive at home will make grafting queens much easier. I am sure I will screw up a lot but this will allow me to practice every few days – and practice makes perfect.