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  1. Bee Forum
    Good afternoon, need some advice here. I'll start from the beginning. I'm in my 2nd year and purchased a 3 lb package March 16. I lost my first two hives over the winter. Things seemed to go well at first but yesterday I finally came to the conclusion I had laying workers, multiples eggs in...
  2. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    I installed a new package 3 weeks ago that I have been feeding since the install. I continued seeing pollen & honey stores but no eggs, larvae or capped brood. Have not been able to locate queen so I purchased a new queen & she is still caged. Yesterday I found larvae after 3 1/2 weeks along...
  3. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I catched for the first time two swarms, not big, but they are working building combs and bringing pollen and nectar. problem is that I think that both the hives are with laying workers. In the central frame they have 5-6 eggs in each cell. Does swarms arrive without queen or virgin queen ?
  4. Blogs, Podcasts, and Video Presentations
    This week we are talking about Bee friendly Gardens, are two queens better than one and a swarm shuts down School? This is Episode Eighty Three of our beekeeping podcast. You can listen to the show here:- Happy Holidays Here's What was discussed Laying Workers Are Two-queen systems good...
  5. Beekeeping 101
    Hello, new urban beekeeper here. I've read a lot here on bees clustering under a screened bottom board and also combining a laying worker hive with a queenright colony, but can't find the answer to this one: What to do about bees from a laying worker hive we shook out in front of a queenright...
  6. Bee Forum
    I need some advice to help me understand the situation of this hive. Here's the timeline: 06/06-- Package was picked up after a month of delays due to weather. Rossman Apiaries, I believe. Queen placed in queen frame. 06/13-- Queen released from Queen frame. Oddly, she is marked with a white...
  7. Bee Forum
    Hello everybody: In my last thread I raised my concerns about my hive being queenless and received superb advice. Therefore, I ordered a queen which shall arrive tomorrow and have been waiting for a virgin queen to return to the hive. Due to work, there have been no inspections, until...
  8. Beekeeping 101
    Hi - I have 2 hives started from packages this spring, here in PA. My hives last year didn't make it, so both colonies started off with plenty of drawn comb and stored honey. One colony is doing fine. The other killed the queen early on, and I was hoping it would rectify itself by raising a...
  9. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Installed 2 packages May 17th. Hive 1 is doing great. By June 4th, I was fairly sure that Hive #2 was queenless. She must have died shortly after release because she never laid any eggs. There were no signs of laying workers either at that time. Twice, while inspecting, I thought I saw a queen...
  10. Beekeeping 101
    I started a package of bees around the 1st of May and the queen did not make it. I added a frame of eggs from my other hive but they did not raise a queen and now I have a hive of laying workers. The hive only has a few frame covered with bees and a lot if drone cells. What can I do with this...
  11. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Okay, I got a Package from Parson's Gold Apiary, installed it in a TBH, released the queen, and now I'm queenless and have laying workers *Ouch* There is a shaker method to get rid of the laying workers (rather not do that If it can be helped). Is there any way I can just introduce a new queen...
  12. Bee Forum
    I had a few hives go queenless, it seemed. I hadn't checked the hives in a couple weeks due to some circumstances. When I came I found five hives with very little brood, a couple had none, and no eggs. I ordered some queens to be delivered in a couple days. The queens came I brought them to...
  13. Photo/Video Gallery
    I discovered that one of my nucs had a laying worker issue. Some eggs were attached to cell walls, some had multiple eggs. I was able to get this photo with my Android:
  14. Bee Forum
    Hi all! I am a new, Maryland bee keeper. I have 1 hive in a shady/more wooded area in Baltimore... I went from a 5-8K nuc in early August to a now, 30,000+ strong (and this last week feisty!) colony... Not to be an alarmist- as I recognize that the queen needn't be seen every inspection--...
  15. Bee Forum
    I had a hive that lost its queen, and the bees killed each new queen I introduced. Then the workers started laying, and it is too late in the season to help them anymore. I dismantled the hive today, and now I have all these frames with varying densities of drone brood, pollen, and honey. I can...
  16. Beekeeping 101
    Got back from a week away and noticed right away that something wasn't right with one of our hives. Took a look inside and discovered that we have laying workers. A few capped drone cells and lots of cells with multiple eggs. Now, what to do? Is it worth it to try to replace the queen? Is...
  17. Beekeeping 101
    Hi, First time beekeeper and I think there might be something wrong with my hive. I was hoping someone might take a look at the photos I took on the link below and give me their opinion as to what I might do. www.gabionmedia.com/honey_bees Thanks!
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