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  1. #1
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    Default Can't find queen in my hives

    I can't see eggs in my hive, but I do see larvae, should I let it alone and wait for a while to see what happens? Unable to see eggs, bad eyesight..Dont know what to do now.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Can't find queen in my hives

    If you have uncapped larva, you have had a queen in the lasts 10 days or so. I think you're fine.

  3. #3
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    Rome, GA
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    Default Re: Can't find queen in my hives

    Quote Originally Posted by beepop View Post
    I can't see eggs in my hive, but I do see larvae, should I let it alone and wait for a while to see what happens? Unable to see eggs, bad eyesight..Dont know what to do now.
    I'm a second year Beek, so I can't give you much experienced advice, but I can give you some 'been there, done that' advice. There have been several times when I've been in the same position as you and started to get a little panicky. But just give it some time, if your seeing larvae then most times your fine.
    Let's Eat Grandmaw ........... Let's Eat, Grandmaw.......Grammar Saves Lives

  4. #4
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    Freeland, MI, USA
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    Default Re: Can't find queen in my hives

    I have a tough time seeing them too and my eyesight is good! I started spotting eggs in the PHOTOS I took while inspecting. Is it new, light colored wax? The doesn't make it any easier either. Sometimes holding the frame up to the sun can help spot them too.

  5. #5
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    Apr 2010
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    Lititz, PA, USA
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    Default Re: Can't find queen in my hives

    I think quite a few people on the forums here use cheap, overpowered reading glasses to help see them.

  6. #6
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    Mar 2013
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    Lorena, Texas, USA
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    Default Re: Can't find queen in my hives

    I am having the same problem on a swarm that I caught. I hadn't found the queen, but I put black plastic foundation in this hive and the eggs really stand out.

    About the only way I see the eggs in my other hives is by looking at the pictures. Both of those queens were marked, so they are super easy to spot.

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Can't find queen in my hives

    Beepop check out wood craft for magnifying glass. I got the head set two lenses ,there 29.00 dollars. Like you my sight not that good I got them for my wood carving ,but I wear them when I go in hive and they help me see those little eggs. he black Also use black plastic foundation in brood nest, the eggs stand out against the black. Heres web page. http://www.woodcraft.com/search2/sea...ifying%20glass

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  9. #9
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    Default Re: Can't find queen in my hives

    Go with the 3x power reading glasses i see the eggs real easy with them easy fix only 9.00 for 3 pair great deal WALMART.
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