A totally confusing senior moment at that
Around the 1st of March I made a split and added a queen that I had purchased. The new queen was lightly marked with a small painted dot.
The end of March the new queen was nowhere to be found, In a second search later in the same day I found an unmarked queen and marked her, I waited a week and decided to check just to make sure this un-marked queen was laying. I found her on the second frame in the hive and lo and behold she wasnÂ’t marked?
I thought sure the bees had chewed the markings off so I remarked the queen.
Now here we are close to the end of May and the hive has really been booming, I decided to split it last week so I removed three frames of brood and placed them in a Nuc with a frame of caped honey. I made sure there were eggs in one frame so the bees could make a queen.
I checked them today and no queen cells, after looking a few seconds I saw why, a very large marked queen on one frame.
I thought sure that I had found the queen in the original hive and move the frame she was on to the side while I was making my split. :confused:
I went to the hive the split came from thinking I would see queen cells in it and just a few frames into the inspection I find a large pretty (marked) queen. :confused: :confused:
This hive had to have two laying queens at the same time and apparently I marked them both at the end of March.
Have you guys and gals even seen anything like this before ?
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