Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Queenless?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    biglake ,alaska
    Posts
    11

    Default Queenless?

    Two of my hives are scenting at the entrance.I might check them today.If i am queen-less,is it better to order new,or wait until i can snag some eggs from anothe hive?I am in alaska,just hived 2 days ago,released queens just before dark last night.Thanks,mike

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    biglake ,alaska
    Posts
    11

    Default Re: Queenless?

    Where is the best place for queens,my packages are italians,i was hoping for russians.I am in alaska,is there a strain that would be better for me ?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Kokomo, In
    Posts
    359

    Default Re: Queenless?

    Carnis are supposed to do better in colder climtes; shut down egg laying during a dearth, reserve stores in winter, fast spring build up. You might try a west coast supplier for faster shipping.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    biglake ,alaska
    Posts
    11

    Exclamation Re: Queenless?

    Do fresh hived(today is 3rd day) bees scent at the entrance of their hive,if they still have a queen? Local guy said its to early to tell.He said they are probablt scenting for the field workers.He said that if they havent drifted to the other hives ,then the queen is probably there.Our season is so shrt that i cant afford to make a mistake on this.I dont want to try and find the queen in a 5# package.They are clustered building comb. I did see the beginnings of a queen cell in on hive.I was hoping that maybe its just supercedure. Any help is appreciated!!!!!!!!! Thanks,mike

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Portland, OR, USA
    Posts
    633

    Default Re: Queenless?

    By scenting I am guessing you mean they are fanning at the entrance with their rear ends in the air? This is quite common after installing a package or a swarm in a new hive. I wouldn't worry about it too much. As soon as there is comb in the hive I'd look for eggs.

    Cheers,
    Matt

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Ads