Re: She got bombed!?
The new queenless workers balled and killed the current queen in the hive. I've done it three times atleast this last year so I know.
Originally Posted by beepro
I'll bet the hive is now queenless.
If you add bees to a hive. Shake them in front of the entrance. If you shake them into the hive. The chances are high that they will kill the current queen unless the others can protect her from them.
If you shake the bees in front of a hive they will beg their way in and be accepted. They won't kill the queen that way unless you add combs at the same time.
I bet there's no queen in the hive.
Tonight, I suspect that there might be an Italian queen inside my hive for the Carniolan queen to be killed?
Next time if you want to add to the population of a hive. shake all the bees off a frame of capped brood and give that to them replacing an empty frame or something. Don't add other bees directly to the hive. If you want to add to the population of a hive by adding bees then shake them in front of the entrance and let the ones who chose to stay, beg their way in but leave the combs alone when you do that or they may kill the queen.
Don't laugh it's paid for. -- Manure draws more flies than honey.