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  1. Bee Forum
    I pulled some mated queens from my nucs this morning and would now like to combine the queenless nucs in order to free up some of my equipment. If I wait 24 hours, could I just stack the queenless nucs on top of eachother without the newspaper combine or will fighting occur? I would like to...
  2. Bee Forum
    I have a nuc that was queenless. I added a frame of eggs and they built a queen cell. I haven't been back in since I saw the cell (a week or two ago). My only concern there was that the cell was very dark. I don't know what that means - maybe just that it was ready to hatch. But I worried that...
  3. Bee Forum
    Yesterday I found a hive queenless with no brood an a few capped cells. I am getting packckage bees next Sunday (1 week). Can I install a package in the queenless hive as if I were combining two hives? Or should I start combining the queenless hive with another and do a split when queens are...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    Hello! This is my first year beekeeping. I live in Connecticut and need to prepare my hive for winter. The last two visits I have made to my hive, I have not seen any new eggs. Is this a sign that my queen had died or left ? Do I need to install a new queen, or do I assume she has stopped...
  5. Bee Forum
    Hello, This is my first season beekeeping. I live in Connecticut and need to prepare my hive for the winter. During my last two visits, I have seen no new eggs, leading me to believe the queen is gone. The entire upper deep is full of capped honey,and the lower deep had mature eggs. Is it...
  6. Beekeeping 101
    I need to do a full inspection, but I didn't see any capped brood when I looked through my hive last Friday. Is it too late to install a queen. I am not very experienced, but the hive doesn't have a roar.
  7. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Hi, this is my first year beekeeping. I had a very strong colony that swarmed August 3rd. I lost that swarm as they got away. The colony swarmed again exactly a week later. August 10th. I was able to catch that swarm and hived it. The original colonies new virgin queen was able to mate and...
  8. Bee Forum
    That's my question. Does a queenless colony switch to honey-making mode in the absence of a queen and new brood? I have a 3-deep colony that became queenless about a month ago and I was only able to requeen it a couple days ago. During the three weeks in which it was queenless, the bees...
  9. Bee Forum
    I have three hives on Long Island! NY 1. One was requeened about a month ago due to aggressive behavior. She was sweet docile and a great layer. Now she's gone! This hive has many queen cells and a few swarm cells. Very strong. 2. Second hive was also requeened due to aggressive behavior...
  10. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Yesterday I caught a hive in mid-swarm. The air and front of the hive was full of bees and there were masses on the ground. I was watching all this activity when I spotted the queen running around amidst the bees on the ground. I caught her and a few bees in a jar. I transferred her to a...
  11. 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...
  12. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    I installed a package and queen into a TBH this season for my first hive. She was alive and laying for a week or so before she went missing. After I noticed she was gone, I began to see queen cells being built, and there was an explosion of drone brood which I took as a sign that I had a laying...
  13. Beekeeping 101
    Italian queen was out in 3 days, after 5 days I noticed eggs. 9 days later eggs, larvae, few cappings. Today - 22 days later (and 19 days since queen is out)3 frames of capped brood and 2 frames with pollen, nectar (some capped honey). No eggs, no larvae and no queen to be found. 3-6 queen cells...
  14. Beekeeping 101
    I installed two Italian packages on May 5th in NYC area. Here is my first concern/problem with the hive #1 : On the 3rd day after installation candy was gone but could not spot the queen on any frames. A week later still no eggs. Started search for a new queen. 11 days later received Russian...
  15. Beekeeping 101
    Hi, I have an older hive from a local beekeeper that had an unmarked queen. They seemed fine for 2 years but this year I decided to re-queen because the honey yield last year was much lower but mostly because they became quite "hot" and really aggressive toward anyone in the yard. I could not...
  16. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    So I am in my 2nd year as a bee keeper. Have two hives, both of which are hives that I rescued. One that I rescued mid Sept seems to be having trouble. I opened it up today and found that they haven't drawn any new comb since my last check at the beginning of Oct and there were a lot of bees...
  17. Beekeeping 101
    I just inspected my hive thinking that I would put on mouse guard and get them all sealed up for the winter. I last inspected in early September and saw a medium and a deep full of honey on top of a deep that was brood and pollen. I was confused yesterday when I inspected because I found that...
  18. Diseases and Pests
    Hello all....I have a mite problem. But have a question that I can't really find an answer to...here's the scenario. Just want to point out that we are third year beekeepers. Aug 29th: hive inspected by my beekeeping partner. He saw the queen and the hive looked busy and healthy. this is a...
  19. Bee Forum
    Just inspected one of the hives and there was no eggs, larva, or queen visible. Tons of drones and only 50 capped brood cells left. Found 6 Queen cells that look like they just opened. I couldn't find a queen but if she just came out what should I expect????? HELP...What should I do??
  20. Welcome Forum
    I am a newbie bee keeper and I am hoping you can help me. A month ago my purchased hive appeared to be doing great. Unfortunately, I used a bee keeping video and did not take bee keeping classes. As a result of the poor example given in my video, I failed to recognize and squash queen cells...
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