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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    OLD HICKORY TN USA
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    Question

    I installed this particular hive on April 15 from a Nuc. I somehow lost the Queen a week later, but was able to supply them with a Queen cell. I seemed like it took forever to start seeing eggs and capped brood again. I inspected this hive today and found a Queen in the upper brood box and to my suprise I also found one in the lower brood box. Has anyone ever heard of two queens living in a hive without any thing to separate them? Is one a newly hatched queen and just hasn't come into contact with the establish Queen yet?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Kyle,Texas
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    39

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    Last year we had 2 queens in the observation hive one was laying alot and the other one mostly walked around being cared for and laying sometimes.
    After about 3 weeks we had only one.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    It happens often enough that a lot of people have seen it and seldom enough that it's not the "norm". Supercedures are the most common cause where the mother and daughter lay for a while. By fall, if not sooner, there will be only one, unless you put a super in between with a queen excluder above and below it.

    "There can be only one"
    (Highlander)

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