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  1. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Hi, my first year hive from a package is superseding the queen. I found 6 queen cups and 1 cell with larvae in it. I would like to know if when the virgin queen emerges can she still mate even though I have one hive?? I don't see why they need a new queen her brood pattern is pretty good and...
  2. Bee Forum
    Q- Are queen cells (elongated) in the middle of frame always supercedure? I removed a queen today and created a split and now I'm starting to doubt myself and whether I made the right decision. Parked old queen and a few frames of brood in a resource hive. Gave them a sugar slurry over wax...
  3. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Efficacy of inducing supercedure I would like to induce supercedure in my package hives and replace the package queens with locally raised queens. My question is the following: To induce supercedure is fairly easy, but I would like an extremely reliable and fast procedure that is consistent...
  4. The Queen & Bee Breeding
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  5. Bee Forum
    Hi all!! We've had our package of bees installed for about a month now (our first time keeping bees). In our inspection today, we found what looks like one supercedure cell. We've had lots of hatched brood, found the queen (and literally watched her lay an egg) and still a decent amount of...
  6. Bee Forum
    Hi All, So I was helping some really new beeks with their hive doing a split and telling them that they need a bear fence as Quebec has lots of bears, very next day bear pulled all the frames and ate pretty much everything (only a 1/2 frame of nectar and pollen left from 2 deeps). I told them...
  7. Beekeeping 101
    I keep logs of my weekly or bi-weekly checks on the hives. This specific hive is all mediums and had eggs and larva on 10/23. I noticed past 2 weeks its been getting hammered by wasps, even with a reducer and robbing screens it was getting hit but holding its own. I noticed the past week wasps...
  8. Beekeeping 101
    Below, I have summarized the steps to make a split or new nuc into outline form, for future reference. There is SO much information and SO many opinions about the "best" way, that I've been trying to reduce steps down to the simplest version to make it less overwhelming and easier to remember...
  9. Bee Forum
    Hello everyone, This is my first year as a bee keeper. I have two hives one seems to be doing really well and the other is lagging behind. Both queens are laying but the weaker hive's queen has a very spoty brood pattern. The weak hive has around 4 queen cups in the hive. I was planning on...
  10. Beekeeping 101
    All - I could use some advice. I have read some really good posts already but I have to ask relative to my own situation... Summary : Installed an Italian Package on 4/30. The inspection in last day showed Queen Cells developing along comb edges. Today I looked in detail and have about 4-5...
  11. Bee Forum
    Split Hive A as an even split and everything seemed to go pretty textbook. Had plenty of resources to give both hives and am pretty sure I put the queen into the new box. Will check back in a week on that... But when I went to split Hive B today I noticed they had a ton of supercedure cells and...
  12. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Good afternoon. I just did a full inspection of my hive for the first time since winter has come to an end in Northeastern Ohio (my first winter). The hive looks very healthy with all stages of brood, pollen, honey, and a healthy size hive. I discovered two laying queens. Original Queen is a...
  13. Bee Forum
    I hived two five frame nucs exactly one month ago. I am running all 8 frame mediums. They built out the first two boxes of foundationless frames w no problems. Both queens were laying and orientation flights daily. One week ago I added the third box to each hive. After adding third box I stopped...
  14. Beekeeping 101
    Hey all, Did an inspection today on my strongest hive, one deep 8 frame and one medium 8 frame, and found six supercedure cells on two different deep frames. Lots of capped brood and larvae, lots of drone brood, lots of pollen and lots of uncapped and capped honey. I don't understand why...
  15. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Earlier this year I found one of my hives to be queenless, and I moved a frame of new brood into the hive in hopes that they would raise their own queen. They did, and she was making lots of brood. This hive had been grumpy during its queenless episode, but OK. We are now over the big Tallow...
  16. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Hi all, I did a hive inspection this morning and while the bees are nice and busy I didn't find any evidence of the queen! She was laying last week when I checked but this time there is a supersedure queen cell (hatched) and no freshly laid eggs. Should I requeen, or assume that the new queen...
  17. Diseases and Pests
    I am a first year beekeeper with my first 10 frame hive and I need urgent help. I got my colony from a nuc in April. They seemed to be doing great despite a few small hive beetles here and there. Well, a couple of weeks ago I made a horrible rookie mistake with my top feeder. I took out...
  18. Bee Forum
    I started with a package from Beeweaver that was hived week of May 15th. This is an old 8 frame English hive and the frames are only half the length of the regular US frames (so 2 deeps is equivalent of one regular US deep box). Added a third box on June 25th and when I checked on July 8th they...
  19. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    I know there are advocates of re-queening by direct cell introduction. The only scientific study I can find on line shows complete failure: http://www.zoo3.biozentrum.uni-wuerzburg.de/fileadmin/07020300/user_upload/hah25ky/Supersedure.pdf I'd like to hear the details from beekeepers that...
  20. Bee Forum
    Hi! I am new to beekeeping and new to beesource. I'm hoping to get some feedback from some experienced beekeepers out there... I have two hives. This coming Monday will be my 5 week anniversary with the bees. I was inspecting both hives yesterday and found two supercedure cells. They were...
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