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capped queen cells

  1. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Hello all, I have one hive (two deep with two shallow supers [one almost filled]) and it appears my Carniolan queen that came with my package bees back in April has died or left the hive. The hive is bustling and filled with bees and capped brood but no eggs. All the open cells are filled with...
  2. Bee Forum
    I made the first inspection of the year and did not expect to find such an excessive number of bees in my two deep boxes in a hive I started from a 3lb package last year. Even the dry frames were covered as thickly as the brood and honey frames. I believe they are mostly nurse bees because the...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    How long does it take for a queen to emerge from a capped queen cell? I thought that I read or heard somewhere that it could be only hours away. Thanks!
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