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    Queen problems

    I bought a new package this spring only to have it turn into a laying worker hive. I combined the bad hive with a queen right hive that was needing a split. I left them together to mix for about a...
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    Re: Laying worker...again.

    Ok so, you combine the hives then make a split! That seems pretty straight forward and I like that. I have never had to make a split before and honestly never even considered it so I'm going to have...
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    Re: Laying worker...again.

    Also another thing I haven't thought about. With my hive last year I did though. I figured that by doing a shake out in front of my good hive, if for whatever reason that good for nothing, drone...
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    Re: Laying worker...again.

    You know what?!? I never even though about it that way. I do make two or three trips a day to watch that hive for suspicious swarm behavior. You should know that I have a tendency to smother things,...
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    Re: Laying worker...again.

    Sorry for the confusion! I combined my laying worker hive and my queen right hive last year. I did do a shake out but it was directly in front of the queen right hive. I put the deep and all the...
  6. Re: I guess they are unhappy with their queen

    I had quite a few queen cells last year but no where near this many. I'm no pro, but I think when it comes to queens, its survival of the fittest and at 26 I'm thinking the queen you end up with is...
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    Re: Laying worker...again.

    That is excellent advice and I wished I had thought of that before now! If I have to combine my hives again I will absolutely buy a nuc next year. I spend alot of time on Michael Bush's website as...
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    Laying worker...again.

    I'm a second year beekeeper. Last year I bought 2 packages. One thrived immediately, while the other was slow to start with patchy worker brood and ultimately turned into a laying worker hive. Paying...
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