Queen / swarm issues
So I had a couple packages that were just not doing well. So we pulled queens on the ones we found and figured the other did not have a queen. Put in a new queen and be damned if they did not kill her and start to make swarm cells. :pinch:
Was this caused because there were two queens? Heck one never even got out of the queen cage. Poor thing.:(
Re: Queen / swarm issues
If you have other hives that can give a frame of mixed brood, sealed, larva, and eggs.
Give a frame of this mixed brood once a week for three weeks.
If ther is no queen they will raise one.
If ther is a queen in there no harm done.
you will not harm the doner hive by taking one frame a week that queen can lay more eggs than the hive can take care of if she has to.
Larry S.Attachment 2568