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    Laying Worker/Queen Introduction

    Okay, I got a Package from Parson's Gold Apiary, installed it in a TBH, released the queen, and now I'm queenless and have laying workers *Ouch* There is a shaker method to get rid of the laying...
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    Supersedure, what a pain?

    I live in NW Ohio and I just hived a TBH this year, everything was great and peachy the first month:D, now my girls are superseding their brand new first season queen:(. I know that she couldve been...
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    Re: When do they swarm?

    If the cell was on the face of the frame built out from a pre-existing cell, than it was supersedure, meaning they lost their queen and are trying to replace her, don't destroy it (yet), if it was on...
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    Re: When Should I see Eggs?

    If on June 2nd you saw hatched queen cells, that means you have a virgin queen, and it will take about a week for her to take her mating flight, and then after that I'd say about 3-4days for...
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    Re: Using Swarm Cells

    Swarming is the natural bee reproduction, if you make splits preventatively then after a few seasons the bees will tend to not swarm on their own. I split my hives right before honey flows and early...
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    Re: Split ???

    Well this question doesn't have a concrete answer because there are a LOT of variables to take into account; Queen Productivity, Stored resources, and the size of the split. Ideally if you have a...
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    Re: Queenless Hives?

    Take a comb of eggs or open brood from your splits and give it to the "queenless" hives, if they are really queenless, they'll make a new one from the frame of eggs, if not they'll just strengthen...
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