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  1. I dropped my queen outside my hive in the grass

    I couldn’t find her after I put the frame I was holding down. Don’t know what will happen to her. Feel totally heartbroken.

    Hoping she makes it back into the hive somehow, or that she was already...
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    Thanks everyone for the advice. It has helped me...

    Thanks everyone for the advice. It has helped me immensely!

    Yesterday I combined my queenright nuc with the queenless laying worker colony, using the newspaper combine. This was the route that my...
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    Re: New queen timeline

    I'm not sure what being published has to do with it.
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    Re: New queen timeline

    If I were interested in ordering a mated queen online, do you have any recommendations for places that you know produce good queens?
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    Is it possible for the bees to move eggs from one...

    Is it possible for the bees to move eggs from one frame to another to make a new queen?
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    My goal was to over winter a nuc, and the nuc was...

    My goal was to over winter a nuc, and the nuc was created by splitting off the original queen from the now failing colony into a nuc. If possible, I would like to keep the nuc, but I may end up...
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    I’ll also add that I have a resource nuc, so I...

    I’ll also add that I have a resource nuc, so I might also try and pull another frame of eggs to drop in.
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    My mentor is in agreement that there is a...

    My mentor is in agreement that there is a problem, and she has promised me a mated queen when she returns from vacation later this week.

    In the mean time, should I get into the colony and remove...
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    Went into the colony today and this is what I...

    Went into the colony today and this is what I saw. No eggs. A frame of eggs that I dropped in last week have been capped over, but no new eggs laid. What’s the deal with these emergency cells?
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    I don’t know if she is laying yet. My mentor...

    I don’t know if she is laying yet. My mentor advised me to wait til next weekend to check, but part of me wants to get out there tomorrow and look (tomorrow is 6 weeks since the split)
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    New queen timeline

    I know that the timeline and bee math typically says that 24 days after a split, a queen can be expected to have started laying, at least according to Michael Bush.

    I split my hive on June 29, and...
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    I don’t see anything in this guy’s videos that...

    I don’t see anything in this guy’s videos that indicates to me that he loves his bees. He treats them as if they were adversaries standing between him and “his honey.”

    This video genuinely shocked...
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