Northern Indiana
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  1. #1
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    Sep 2012
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    Bristol,Indiana,USA
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    Default Northern Indiana

    When can I expect to see queens laying and drones in area so I can start some new queens

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  3. #2
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    Feb 2012
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    Forsyth, Missouri
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    Default Re: Northern Indiana

    I'm from Southern Missouri and we have drones in caped cells now.
    Have you checked your hives? That is your best indicator.
    I will start Queen rearing a week after drones hatch.
    Zone 6b 1400'

  4. #3
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    Feb 2016
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    Kokomo, Indiana
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    North Central Indiana hereally

    My queens are laying. I should have emerging brood in another week. Educated guess, I should have drones out and about by the end of the month for sure (if not sooner depending on weather and hive strength etc)

  5. #4
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    Feb 2017
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    Northern Il, USA
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    Default Re: Northern Indiana

    I expect swarms in May here in N Illinois. That tells me the bees think that's when it's time to make new queens.

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    Default Re: Northern Indiana

    North west ohio we had a report of a hive with purple eye drones a couple days ago

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Location
    Northern Lower Michigan, USA
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    Default Re: Northern Indiana

    Quote Originally Posted by AR1 View Post
    I expect swarms in May here in N Illinois. That tells me the bees think that's when it's time to make new queens.
    Right,, the swarms know, Look in the swarm capture by state for last year when the big pick up was.
    For me here in Mich, when the dandelions turn to white fuzz you can mate queens, When the bloom is all yellow you can graft or split, not sure of the date it is different every year.

    GG

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