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I checked a hive that appears to be queenless. No eggs, brood etc.
The hive swarmed April 20 so there should still be time for a Queen to show herself.

The bees are quite clingy on the bottoms of a number of frames and I’m wondering how much to read into that. I generally think of that clinginess being a sign of a hive that likes its Queen.
I’m taking a wait and see on this. Just curious on others’ thoughts on this behavior.
 

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The bees are quite clingy on the bottoms of a number of frames and I’m wondering how much to read into that.
Generally speaking, I love clingy bees - the clingier the better. BUT - if I saw bees only clinging to the bottom area of frames as you describe, I'd gently move them away to see what the attraction for them is, as I'd be suspicious that there might be q/cells down there. Hopefully it's more innocent than that - but if it were me, I'd check to make sure.
LJ
 
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