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    Can Queens lay only drone eggs?

    I had a queen that was made late this year and i was worried she wouldn't be mated. she hadn't laid an egg for almost 2 months after she was born. I went out today and noticed all kinds of different...
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    Re: Not sure what happened but bees are gone!

    Just got back from checking the hives. All others are fine and seem to be healthy. I looked at the hive that left and found my old queen under a pile of dead bees and ants. she was missing her head,...
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    Re: Not sure what happened but bees are gone!

    Well i will definitely build some beetle traps and perhaps something to keep ants away. Both hives were full of ants but that was after i noticed the bees had left. Ill go out this morning and look a...
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    Re: Not sure what happened but bees are gone!

    I never got the same explanation twice. Maybe some didnt want to give the time to fully explain or truely didnt know themselves. No one said anything about the slimy comb being hive beetles. Some...
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    Re: Not sure what happened but bees are gone!

    I did an inspection on the first hive that left about a week before it decided to leave. I inspected the other about 2 days before they left. Both had plenty of brood, and queens were alive and well....
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    Not sure what happened but bees are gone!

    Well I was fortunate enough to get a good start in my first year of beekeeping(this year) with 5 free hives! 2 swarms, 1 i removed from a house, and 2 splits from one of the swarms. At first it was 1...
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    Re: queen not mated???

    No she looks exactly the same. And @ saltybee im not sure what you mean im new to beekeeping. Lol
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    Re: queen not mated???

    I split them September 2nd. And I first noticed her in the hive around the 20th.
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    queen not mated???

    To start, I am new to beekeeping. I was fortunate enough to get my first hive by capturing a swarm in my neighbors yard this spring. They were doing fantastic until about 3 months ago when i went to...
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