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  1. #1
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    May 2012
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    Default Do queenless hives build little/no comb?

    I have 2 nucs that I recently bought (very cheap) from another beek, and one appears to have a laying worker. The other has supercedure cells building.

    I hived the nucs about a week ago, and put some frames in, both with and without foundation. I fed both hives, but neither of them have drawn any comb on the frames I put in, and very little, if any, on the frames that came with the nuc.

    Is lack of drawn comb a sign of queenlessness?

  2. #2
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    May 2008
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    Concord, CA
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    Default Re: Do queenless hives build little/no comb?

    I've seen the same thing with some of the nucs I was raising queens in. Some beekeepers say they don't draw the frames unless they need it.
    Dan

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