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Thread: Adding brood

  1. #1
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    I have a hive that I think is queenless. I can't find any capped brood or larva in the comb. I have another hive near this one. I was wondering if I took a frame of brood out of the good hive and put in the other hive if it would cause any problems and would it help or not?

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    If it was me I would make sure the good hive is disease free. Then take a frame with new eggs and place in the queenless hive (making sure not to transfer the queen) and watch for that queenless hive to make queen cells from the eggs. This will tell you if it is queenless or not

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    Clinton Bemrose

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    I know the good hive is in good condition, I put it in at the same time I did the bad hive and it has already filled the second brood chamber 50%. Do I shake all the bees off of the frame that I take out or leave the bees on it?

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    when I did this I only put in the brood and eggs

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    Clinton Bemrose

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    I would only do the brood as the bees may fight otherwise. You can just brush off the bees first.

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