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Thread: Queen less hive

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2011
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    Cleveland, TN, USA
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    Default Queen less hive

    I have a queen less hive and no brood. I have had the package bees for 2½ weeks. I ordered a new queen due to arrive today but she wasn’t shipped. I feel like time is running out for these bees. I can buy a Nuc and have it ready to go tomorrow. Should I order the Nuc and introduce it or forget it for this year….

  2. #2
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    Apr 2011
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    East Windsor, CT
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    Default Re: Queen less hive

    Well if you buy a nuc you can always give the queenless hive a frame with eggs in it and hope they will raise a queen. If the hive does not raise a queen you can then just combine them.

  3. #3
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    Palm Bay, FL, USA
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    Default Re: Queen less hive

    Try gathering up a little patience. Wait for the queen and install her by pulling the candy plug to give them a few days to get used to her.

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