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  1. #1
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    Default Can a queen lay too many eggs?

    We all want quick spring build up, before the flow. We want bees to do splits. Most if not all want large populations going into winter. So what is your opinion. Can a queen lay too many eggs.
    Last edited by scdw43; 11-09-2010 at 05:16 PM.

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    Default Re: Can a queen lay too many eggs?

    The bees won't let her. They will backfill or not feed as much or clean out eggs or whatever it takes to get her to lay less.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Default Re: Can a queen lay too many eggs?

    I think one of your bigger limitations on spring buildup is the amount of brood the cluster can cover. If the queen lays more eggs than the cluster can cover, your queen laid too many eggs.

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