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  1. Bee Forum
    I have this hive installed from a package a 3.5 weeks ago. They were doing fine, queen was laying like a champ and I decided to mark the queen 1 week ago to know if she swarmed etc. Something must have happened b/c a week later when I checked on them I found no queen and no fresh eggs. And there...
  2. Bee Forum
    I have a package where the queen is not productive and I found a capped supersedure cell on the frame. Is it possible to remove the old queen (provided the supersedure cell is capped) and put her in a queenless nuc as a backup in case another queen dies later on from another hive?
  3. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Hey guys ! This is my first time posting here but I've been reading a lot for this past year. I'm a novice top bar beekeeper from the South of France, and I'm having a little a trouble I hoped maybe you could help me out with : I'm not sure whether my colony is about to swarm or supersede (I...
  4. Treatment-Free Beekeeping
    Hi Marcy from Coastal Brunswick Maine here. Today while going through one of my colonies I noticed more supersedure cells than I have ever seen in my 11 years or so of beekeeping. It was raining and I had to put the colony back together as I was also trying to avoid the dreaded Brown Tail...
  5. Bee Forum
    Hi All! Hive (): 2 deep brood supers (9 1/8" frames), I added 1 shallow (6 1/4") honey super (w/excluder) in June or July, hoping to give them more space. I built the body's, bottom, and cover with Cedar 2byXs, and purchased frames, if that could have anything to do with it. Location: Colorado...
  6. Bee Forum
    This is my first year beekeeping and I found this queen cell today on the top of the frame, I have seen a couple of others, all empty though but then found this one today. The others were on the side of the frames or in the middle of the comb. When checking last week this one was not there...
  7. Bee Forum
    I installed a nuc about three weeks ago and have been feeding them and watching them draw out comb. Today I looked at all the frames and discovered a new queen emerging. I also see lots of larvae but do not see any new eggs. There is also lots of capped brood and some pollen and honey too. I...
  8. Beekeeping 101
    I have a colony that's been queenless for probably two weeks. I discovered a few capped supersedure cells a week ago. I was planning to leave them alone but I unexpectedly have a mated queen coming my way in three or four days and would much rather go with the requeening instead of seeing if...
  9. Bee Forum
    Should I kill my queen about to get superseded or do I allow nature to take it's course? And what is natures course? Either way how long until I should check to see how things are going. The supersedure cell was started June 20 or 21st. I don't want to get into the hive before things have...
  10. Bee Forum
    Got into my hives today and found a queen cell with royal jelly about 2/3 up on a frame. I am trying to figure out how to locate a supersedure cell. I'm unsure how to tell the difference between a swarm cell and a supersedure. There were several other queen cells started; some on the bottom of...
  11. Beekeeping 101
    I'm a new bee keeper, so this may be a pretty elementary question, but I'm a bit puzzled. Today, I inspected my hive and it looked pretty healthy and has progressed from the last inspection. The previous inspection was a little over two weeks ago and at that time I observed lots of brood at...
  12. Beekeeping 101
    Day 18 from Package Install-2nd inspection-Queen Cup or Supersedure Cell? First year beekeeper. Looking for some feedback on my situation. Thanks. Scott May 12 was package pickup and install. Queen open released. Sticky mess with very cold weather next few nights, over half of package lost...
  13. Warre and other Compact Vertical Hives Forum
    Newbeek here, totally baffled by what's happening in our modified Warre from Sweet Valley Hives: We installed on April 20 in Philadelphia, and have had very cold weather. Queen was released with some help from us on Day 5. After a couple more weeks of chilly weather, we opened the hive last...
  14. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I'm in a suburban environment and I basically only have the room and the money for a single box. It'll be a langstroth, which indicates its price. I realize a colony doubles it population each year, but that brings up an issue: 1) How do I contain these newly born bees and prevent them from...
  15. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    I live in NW Ohio and I just hived a TBH this year, everything was great and peachy the first month:D, now my girls are superseding their brand new first season queen:(. I know that she couldve been poorly mated, ill, or injured. but to my standards she was doing fine, great brood pattern, few...
  16. Bee Forum
    Some help on this, while looking at my colony during a check, I found my first and only queen(tagged in blue), on the same frame with this solitary globoid cell with a central hole in it. It was not a drone type or normal flat brood, but did not resemble an elongated queen cell like in the...
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