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  1. #1
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    Default Laying Worker Question

    I have a hive with a laying worker and I plan to do a shake out tomorrow. My question is; what is the chance of the laying worker going into one of the other hives and what happens if she does?
    Will all the drones go into the other hives also? This is my first shake out so any suggestions are welcome.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Laying Worker Question

    More likely than not you have more than one. I don't think LW finding their way into a queenright colony will cause any problems and drones, well they get to go into any hive they want already so your OK there.
    Mike Forbes
    Red Dirt Apiaries

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Laying Worker Question

    http://www.bushfarms.com/beeslayingworkers.htm#multiple

    You don't have A laying worker. You have 70 or so laying workers in a strong queenright hive. You have hundreds or thousands in a laying worker hive.

    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesfallaci...nelayingworker

    She probably will get in, but the brood pheromones, the queen pheromones, the laying workers pheromones, the egg police and the guard bees will sort it all out in a queenright hive.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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