Re: Failing Queens
I have the same issue with queens that suddenly disappeared from the hive. Everything is
growing well before. After that there are many swarm/supercedure cells made.
Remember that each batch of queens are different because of the drones' genetic too.
We are in the dearth also but I feed them patty and honey syrup to help them along fine.
I'm planning to make some queens from the non disappearing hive to replenish the other split hives.
Don't mix foreign bees into a virgin hive. She might get balled 100% of the time! When will you ever learn, huh?