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  1. #1
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    May 2001
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    Pineville, LA
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    I used a 2 frame observation hive to raise a queen, 8 days after emerging I noticed her looking down into a cell and then turning around and laying an egg, but when she moved there was no egg.

    Can you see eggs as soon as they are laid?

    Also the day she started laying the bees started a new queen cell at the top of the frame.

    I do see a few eggs but not in everyone she laid in.

  2. #2
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    crown point, NY, USA
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    Can you see eggs as soon as they are laid?

    reply:

    Yes.

    Also the day she started laying the bees started a new queen cell at the top of the frame.

    I do see a few eggs but not in everyone she laid in.


    reply:

    Wait a week and check again. It may be that she didn't mate properly. Does she look fully developed? At any rate some take up to 15 days to get going properly so give her a chance. Add a frame of open brood to see if the bees draw new cells to replace her.

    Clay

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2001
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    Pineville, LA
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    Wink

    Thanks, Now I see eggs she's doin well and not missin a cell.

  4. #4
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    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    Also, they are very hard to see on new white comb, but easy to see on old black brood comb.

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