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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
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    San Francisco Eastbay, CA
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    Hi,
    I just looked into my hive and didnt see the queen so started to look for eggs. I found a lot of brood in various stages. The strange thing is I found cells with 2 eggs in them and some with 1 egg. If the the queen had'nt been laying for some time I would have thought virgin queen. I looked and there is capped worker cells.
    Has anyone seen this before?
    I still did not find the queen but that is not that unusual as she likes to hide in a frame of funky comb they have drawn.

    Thanks
    \"I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree<br />And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made<br />nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey bee<br />and live alone in the bee-loud glade.\"<br />-- WB Yeats

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    Sometimes a queen lays doubles if she runs out of room or if she has stopped laying and started again.

    Yes some queens like to hide and funky comb is a sure thing. [img]smile.gif[/img]
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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