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Simply put... after a swam in a nearby town had not found another hive location, they started drawing comb and the queen started laying 40' up in the branches of the tree. With a windy night last week, the tree broke in half. I got a call and recovered the bees. (Nearly 2 full frames of brood and ~5# of workers; and a good looking queen...) Boxed them up in a full-depth with two frames of old brood comb the two "tied up" recovered comb. The other frames (all on one side) are undrawn foundation.

It's been a week now and although there is a little uncapped 'tiny' brood in the recovered comb, I could not see any new eggs or brood in my "donated" frames. One side of one of the frames is full of nectar. I saw the queen and she looks very good and "frisky." There are no supercedure cells being drawn on any of the brood I saw.

Am I just being a bit too impatient after their scary week?

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i did a cut out 3 weeks ago.waited 5 days and checked for eggs and seen nothing and did not see the queen. i feed sugar water and waited 5 more days to see fresh eggs and a queen. do not understand what took so long..im goin to requeen this hive do to there agressiveness.
 

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:applause: Cheers to the Queen!!! [UPDATE]

Looks like she was just taking a break. In 26 hours or so, tied-in comb has been bridged well to one of the two frames - so much so that I could cut and get rid of the string on one. Also, one side of one of the old comb frames I gave them is 2/3 set with eggs and what looks like 1-2 day old brood. I just missed that yesterday. Lot's of pollen and nectar, too.

On to the next one... :)

Mike
 
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