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  1. #1
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    Will bees collect pollen if no eggs/larvae/brood exist in the hive? Mike

  2. #2
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    No, they won't, as a general rule. The lack of
    pollen comming in when pollen is available is a
    classic sign of a queenless hive that has been
    queenless for long enough for the last of her
    brood to have hatched out.

  3. #3
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    Langley, B.C. Canada
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    Jim Fischer---In my observation hive, the queen has not started laying, but the bees are bringing in lots of pollen.


    Terry

  4. #4
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    Hey Cityboy

    Just curious where you are in TX; I'm in Waco.

    Lew

  5. #5
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    I'd say the classic sign I've seen of queenlessness is hives hauling in pollen like there is no tomorrow and they have clogged the entire brood nest with it. It never made sense to me.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

  6. #6
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    Greenville, TX, USA
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    My bees look like little yellow snowballs coming in. Pollen everywhere and my sinuses are killing me.

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