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    michael, Yes its spring /early summer here. I...

    michael,

    Yes its spring /early summer here.
    I dont have any eggs at all, so no laying workers.
    will try and screen them to be sure of queens existence.

    If i find no queen would it be too late...
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    I captured a swarm about 6 weeks ago and hived...

    I captured a swarm about 6 weeks ago and hived them.
    After a couple of weeks i noticed that there were no eggs or brood, nor could i find the queen. I am only a beginner so i may have missed...
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    Thanks for the replies fellows. I am tending to...

    Thanks for the replies fellows.
    I am tending to think it may have been suffocation that may have been the problem,

    The talcum powder method is used here with success and i have used it myself (...
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    Oh Yea, I did notice on the foundation that...

    Oh Yea,

    I did notice on the foundation that there were lots of chewed pinholes as if they may have been eating it?

    Could they have starved to death - no feeder was installed.


    Regards
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    Please help me to understand what just happened...

    Please help me to understand what just happened as im brand new to beekeeping.

    I tried combining two swarms that i collected locally (both with queens). I used the newspaper method and sprinkled...
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