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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
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    rochester ny usa
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    Default too late to re queen?

    hi
    I have 1hive with a lazy queen she has run hot and cold all summer and now the some of the brood pattern is good and other frames are spotty. including a couple that have what looks like a cell filled with eggs The other worreysome bit is there isn't much for honey stores in the hive lots of pollen but not much honey. And. there are a number of bees with deformed wings like you get with a really bad varoa infestation, but the count is low.

    so do I take the loss, combine with anouther hive or try to find a queen and replace the lazy one.

    The hives are located in upstate ny.

    thanks
    mike

  2. #2
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    Jun 2008
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    Sacramento,California,USA
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    If you combine, you run the risk of infecting the good with this one. Requeen and feed is what I'd do myself in that postion in this time of year.

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