Re: Trivia for you... What is wrong with my queens?
Populist militant workers: a growing problem . Some more information will help... how are they superseding her in a week? Does that mean you're seeing queen cells being drawn with milk and larvae etc? And how does the brood pattern look? If it's shot with drones or otherwise spotty, perhaps you're in an area that just doesn't have a DCA close enough and they can't mate well? Is it possible it's just casting small swarms and afterswarms? Disease: is the colony otherwise apparently healthy? Nosema or other brood diseases could be sabotaging queen development too.
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