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    Re: Is my swarm queenless??

    Thanks for the advice. I checked the hive again a few days ago and actually spotted the queen....however....still no eggs being laid. The queen seemed fine to me (not injured or anything). She was...
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    Is my swarm queenless??

    I'm looking for a little advise with a swarm I caught 2 weeks ago. This swarm was from one of my hives...it was pretty large...and I actually saw the queen go into the hive when I caught them so I...
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    Re: trying to requeen in bad weather

    The queens were in candy cages, but I had left the corks in both ends because I was going to release them myself after a few days just to make sure they had been accepted.
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    trying to requeen in bad weather

    Sorry if this topic has already been addressed, but I tried pretty hard to find some information on this and I have been unsuccessful. Here's my situation. I wanted to requeen an aggressive hive. I...
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    bearding question

    I have a hive that is very populated and was very aggressive. So I decided it needed to be requeened. I split the hive in two (it's a double deep). I left one of the deeps in the original location so...
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    Re: Hive Split/Queen Question

    Well, after all that I opened both of the splits to see which one had the queen, only to discover that apparently neither hive has the queen. In one split there were no queen cells to speak of or...
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    Re: Hive Split/Queen Question

    That sounds like a good idea to start a nuc with the old queen and recombine the splits. Should i be concerned at this point with any fighting between the two splits? I did the split on Tuesday, so...
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    Re: Hive Split/Queen Question

    Thank you for your quick responses!

    I'm fairly positive the original queen hasn't swarmed. I actually spotted her just a few days ago and she was still quite large. Also there didn't seem to be a...
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    Hive Split/Queen Question

    Hello Everyone,

    I'm a second year beekeeper and I'm down in the southeast where we've had some really warm weather the past month. One of my hives was booming, so I added a second deep to that...
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