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  1. #1
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    Default queenright, no brood, no eggs. ???

    I did a cutout Friday. The woman said they'd come in last year, but when I looked at them a couple weeks ago there was so little traffic I wondered what she was smoking! Then I saw one bee enter, and scheduled the cutout.

    There were about 5 small combs, a couple of them darkish, less than a half a bucket's worth. @100 bees and one black-abdomened queen who seemed frisky enough. But no eggs, no brood at all. Wouldn't a queen who has no semen (and not even a drone layer) be superceded before they swarmed with her? That's the only way I'm coming up with for this to have happened. And why no laying workers?
    Bees, brews and fun
    in Lyons, CO

  2. #2
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    colo springs,CO,U.S.A.
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    Question queen no brood

    bad jeans? i meant genes
    practice random acts of kindness; for emily

  3. #3
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    sounds like a small hive in decline with not enough population to even produce a new queen cell.

  4. #4
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    I would suspect the lady probably sprayed them. then figured it didnt work so called you. Has for a queen with no semen. They cannot make a queen out of a drone egg.

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