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  1. Re: Strange Queen took over - any ideas what may have happened...

    I took the whole frame with the swarm cells on it and placed it in the nuc on Friday 8/2. Checked the nuc today 8/5, one queen had emerged and killed/destroyed all the other cells (I found her and...
  2. Re: Strange Queen took over - any ideas what may have happened...

    I'll do that, sounds like good advice, thanks Mike.

    I hope they don't swarm, I'm quasi-residential and don't want to alarm the neighbors. I noticed them getting tight in the hive about 2 weeks...
  3. Re: Strange Queen took over - any ideas what may have happened...

    Ok, went to give them an additional frame of brood and honey and I find SWARM CELLS in my main hive. Clearly, 5 to 7 swarm cells hanging off the bottom of a brood frame....

    Could my main hive...
  4. Re: Strange Queen took over - any ideas what may have happened...

    Thanks Matt and Mike,

    I'll give it a week. There is very little capped brood left and the nuc is starting to look weak. Perhaps I should place a fresh frame of brood in there (minus bees from...
  5. Re: Strange Queen took over - any ideas what may have happened...

    Ok, now I'm 0 for 2. I bought a Virgin NWC about a week and a half ago and tried to learn from my previous mistakes. I made up a 5 frame nuc with 2 frames of brood, a frame or so of capped honey...
  6. Re: Strange Queen took over - any ideas what may have happened...

    Wow!, Lauri, that sounds very likely. I'll bet your right about the queen cell being started and I didn't see it. Once I placed the new queen in the hive after 24 hours queen-less, I was not...
  7. Strange Queen took over - any ideas what may have happened...

    (2nd year beekeeper...)

    Ok, my single hive died out at the end of March 2013. I replaced it with a nuc in early May (mostly Carni survivor stock bees - with dark brown queen) After 1 month, the...
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