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  1. Will a new package build a queen cup if there's no laying queen?

    I installed a new package 10 days ago. I put them in a deep with some new frames and some drawn frames. As of today, I cannot find the queen (I'm not good at spotting them, though), and they are...
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    Re: What to do with a dozen queen cells

    I didn't see any, but I'm pretty new at this. I saw capped brood and some larvae, but not very much of either.
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    Re: What to do with a dozen queen cells

    Ok thanks. I just didn't want them to swarm, even though I didn't think they would since there are not a lot of bees in that hive.
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    Re: What to do with a dozen queen cells

    I don't have enough bees to make splits. I'm wondering what will happen with that many queens? Will the hive let them all hatch out?
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    What to do with a dozen queen cells

    I requeened a hive that had a poor laying queen. Now the new queen is no where to be seen, and there are up to a dozen capped queen cells. Someone told me to cut them all off except for one or they...
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    Re: Monsanto, Bayer seek answers to bee losses

    Thanks stevethebeeman for posting that article. Interesting read.
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    Re: Bees throwing out white formed pupae?

    Thank you, Specialkayme! That was the first time I've seen that. I have seen some indication of mites in that hive, but not bad. It's good to know they are taking care of it!! I guess they know...
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    Bees throwing out white formed pupae?

    Hi, I just requeened a package that had a poor laying queen 3 days ago. I looked at them today & the new queen is out & accepted. I noticed that there were 3 bee shaped white pupae being carried...
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    Re: Anyone still shipping packages?

    Thanks LeonardS!! I had called several places looking for packages and had given up hope. But after reading your post last night, I ordered 2 packages this morning from Pigeon Mountain that will...
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    How to Keep a Queen Alive

    Help!! I ordered a new queen to replace my very poor laying new packaged queen I installed the first week of April. She arrived this morning with 3 dead attendants. I put a few drops of water on...
  11. Re: Replacing a poor laying queen in a new package

    Thanks beehonest and Wisnewbee! I'm going to try the sugar shake for now to give them a little help until they get stronger in the fall, and then decide if they need any treatment. As Wisnewbee...
  12. Re: Replacing a poor laying queen in a new package

    Thanks beehonest! I've been reading about how to do a sugar shake. If I understand it right, I need to use a sticky board with a screen on the bottom board and remove it after 48 hours? This may...
  13. Replacing a poor laying queen in a new package

    Hi, I'm a 2nd yr beekeeper (but my 1 hive last yr died this spring). I have 2 pkgs I started April 8. Package one is doing excellent, with lots of brood & the hive increasing rapidly. Package two...
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    New Beekeeper in TN

    Hi, I'm in middle Tennessee & just started my first hive last spring. There is so much to learn, & this looks like an excellent site. I'm so happy to have found it and look forward to learning a...
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