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Thread: Hello from PA

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    Default Hello from PA

    Hello all, my name is Denise and I am a new beekeeper. Just got my first hive in may. Its not going so good, kinda fustrating but I do enjoy it all. Learning everyday.

    Ive got lots of reading to do now, many great posts here!!!

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    Default Re: Hello from PA

    Welcome to the site! What kind of problems are your running into?

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    Default Re: Hello from PA

    Queen isnt laying right, she hasnt from day one. Drones scattered about, spotty egg laying. I thought laying worker but then I found the queen and she was laying, she was really small and hard to find. I havent checked the hive for 2 weeks because it rained every day, so yesterday I checked and there is no sign of the queen. None, no eggs, no brood. Im picking up a new queen tonight, not sure if I should get an Italian or carnelian queen?

    I dont even have one super filled yet and its july!!!

    Its all just so new and I really hope its nothing I am doing wrong?

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    Default Re: Hello from PA

    Out here in SE PA the flow has pretty much come to a stop. Once you install the new queen you may want to start feeding if the bees have no stores.

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    Default Re: Hello from PA

    Im in NE PA. They have some honey and pollen stored on most of the frames. I have been feeding them right along because of all the rain we have had, I will keep on doing it. I hope they can build up to be a strong colony soon!!!

    Thanks

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